The fourth Republican presidential debate is set to go live tonight at 9:00 PM eastern time and will be conducted at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The venue is famously known for where Teddy Roosevelt delivered a 90-minute campaign speech, after being shot in the chest by an assassin outside the Milwaukee hotel on October 14, 1912.  The debate will last for two-hours and will NOT feature opening statements.  Candidates will receive 90 seconds to answer the initial question, and 60 seconds for rebuttals.  Closing statements will still take place at the end of the debate.  The debate will be aired on Fox Business Network, and will also be streamed free on; no cable subscription necessary.  The theme for this debate will focus on the same topics as the previous debate: taxes, jobs, international issues, and the general health of the economy.  Three individuals will moderate the event: FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto, and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief.

Participating Candidates

Failing to meet 2.5 percent of the polling, candidates Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum will debate for an hour at 7:00 PM.  Lindsey Graham and George Pataki have been eliminated from participation in both debate stages.  The remaining front-running candidates will debate as usual at the main event at 9:00 PM.  Polls by Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, and Quinnipiac were used to determine which candidates would be debating tonight.


Republican Debate: 6 Things to Watch (CNN)

Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Republican Debate (Politico)

Seven Things to Watch in GOP Debate (The Hill)


Ronny Lau, Legislative Policy Advisor, Center for Advocacy, Policy, and Constituency Engagement, November 10, 2015. © National Association for Music Education (