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US Elections 2016: Perry, Santorum Not Qualified For Fox Debate

US Elections 2016: Perry, Santorum Not Qualified For Fox Debate
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US Elections 2016: Perry, Santorum Not Qualified For Fox Debate

Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former HP head Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, former New York Governor George Pataki and Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore did not make the cut for the Fox News GOP live debate.

Controversial candidate Donald Trump topped the roster of GOP candidates that will have the opportunity to debate primetime. as well as Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The roster of 10 candidates

The top ten candidates were given slots for the primetime debate based on their performance in five major polls, namely Bloomberg, CBS News, Fox News, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac University, Fox News said in its announcement. Those on the top ten have scored 1 percent or higher in an average of these five most recent national polls, leading up to Aug 4 at 5PM/ET.

Other criteria are as follows:

– Must meet all U.S. Constitutional requirements;

– Must announce and register a formal campaign for president; and

– Must file all necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

For Perry and others, they can still participate in a 90-minute forum to be held before the actual debate. The forum will be presented live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH from 1-3 p.m./ET on FNC, as well as on the network’s other platforms, including FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com. Following the forum, the network and Facebook will present the primetime debate from 9-11 p.m./ET.

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