11 Republicans to share stage in next presidential debate

2015-09-11 14:35
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

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Washington – Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week's primetime debate.

CNN announced the slate on Thursday night. It's the largest group to share a presidential debate stage in modern American political history.

The candidates scheduled to debate on Wednesday at the Reagan Presidential Library include former technology executive Carly Fiorina. She didn't qualify for the first debate, but a polling bump and a big lobbying push persuaded CNN to broaden its participation criteria.

Other participants include businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov Chris Christie and Ohio Gov John Kasich.

Five others will participate in a separate debate earlier in the day.

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