The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that seven candidates have met the qualifications to participate in the first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate. The debate will be held on August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The seven candidates who have qualified are:
- Donald Trump
- Ron DeSantis
- Tim Scott
- Nikki Haley
- Vivek Ramaswamy
- Chris Christie
- Doug Burgum
To qualify for the debate, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Poll at least 1% in three national polls or 1% in two national polls and 1% in two early state polls.
- Have a minimum of 40,000 unique donors, with at least 200 in 20 or more states.
- Sign a pledge agreeing to support the eventual Republican nominee.
It is still unclear whether Trump will participate in the debate. He has threatened to skip the event in the past, but he has also said that he is considering it.
The first Republican presidential primary debate is a major event in the 2024 election cycle. It will be the first time that the major Republican candidates will face off on the debate stage. The debate is likely to be a lively affair, as the candidates vie for attention and try to differentiate themselves from each other.
The debate is also likely to be a test for Trump. He is the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary, but he has faced criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his role in the January 6th Capitol riot. The debate will be an opportunity for Trump to defend his record and try to reassert his dominance over the Republican field.
The first Republican presidential primary debate is sure to be a must-watch event. It will be the first time that the major Republican candidates will face off on the debate stage, and it will be a major test for Donald Trump.
To learn more about Who is Qualified for the first RNC Debate read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
The first Republican presidential primary debate is less than a month away, and seven of the candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the White House have met the required polling and fundraising criteria to earn a spot on stage.
Last month, the Republican National Committee (RNC) revealed the polling and fundraising criteria that GOP presidential candidates must reach in order to make the stage at the first primary debate, which Fox News will host on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate starts at 9 p.m. ET.
To make the stage, candidates are required to reach 1% in three national polls, or 1% in two national polls and two state-specific polls from the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The polls must also be recognized by the RNC and must be conducted on or after July 1.