Eight Republican candidates are going up against each other Wednesday evening in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the first GOP debate of the 2024 primary ele
The candidates, however, are essentially battling it out for second place.
Fox is hosting the debate at Fiserv Forum arena in Milwaukee with moderators Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier.
Candidates participating are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Three other candidates – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, businessman Perry Johnson and radio host Larry Elder – claim they met the requirements to be on stage, but were not included in the RNC lineup released Monday night.
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