This Wednesday night marks a historic moment in the race for the Republican nomination for president. For the first time, seven of the GOP’s top presidential candidates will debate their policies and stances on critical issues in America.
The seven participants of the debate are Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Maryland, and business magnate Donald Trump of New York.
The topics of discussion for the debate will range from domestic issues like immigration, economic policy, health care reform and the Second Amendment, all the way to foreign policy and modern terrorism. This will be the first time that the majority of the presidential hopefuls will compare their stances on each of these important topics and answer questions in a live setting, offering viewers a closer look at how they each would handle America’s biggest challenges.
The night ahead promises to be an exciting one, as this debate could be the deciding factor for who will take the current lead in the Republican primary race. While the other candidates are all favorites within their respective state or region, national polls show that Trump and Cruz are currently leading the pack.
A win tonight for any of the seven presidential hopefuls could be a great step forward in their campaigns and help them break further into the competition. It will be interesting to see who will come out of Wednesday’s debate with the biggest gains in the public’s perception of their chances of winning the nomination and eventually the presidency.
The debate is set to begin at 8pm EST and will be broadcast on Fox News live. Tune in to see how these seven men will debate their ideas, and who will come out as the winner.