The Third GOP Presidential Debate in Miami Tonight (and Its Streaming) at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
The third debate in Miami tonight is for the Republican presidential nominee in a few years. NBC News is hosting the debate at the at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, which will air from 8pm to 10 pm ET,
Late Monday night, the Republican National Committee confirmed the names of the presidential candidates who will participate, but frontrunner, former President Donald Trump, is preparing to skip — for the third time.
NBC will show the debate. The event can also be streamed at NBCNews.com and on NBC News Now, which is available on Peacock and other streaming services. Coverage beforehand will start at 7 p.m. on NBC News Now, and post-debate coverage will run through 11 p.m. on both NBC and NBC News Now.
To qualify for the second debate, a candidate had to have at least 70,000 unique donors and at least 4 percent support in at least two national polls as well as two polls from early voting.
DeSantis has been at the center of Trump attack ads and also faced Republican criticism over laws signed in the state to limit abortion access and his response to immigration. He is widely seen as the most viable GOP opponent to Trump but his campaign has faced challenges, including staff turnover.
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — Haley, ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, has climbed up the polls in some states like New Hampshire in recent weeks. New Hampshire is among the early primary states and although Trump is still topping the polls, voters warn he shouldn’t take their votes for granted. The first to challenge the president, Haley sparred with other candidates over energy policies and even made a joke about him.
Vivek Ramaswamy — He is among the younger GOP candidates and he has used platforms like TikTok and podcasts to gain notoriety among young voters, although that has drawn criticism from fellow candidates. The former tech and finance executive has argued against the environmental, social and governance movement in conservative circles. Ramaswamy received a boost following the first GOP debate.
Sen. Tim Scott —Another South Carolina contender, Scott brings a diverse background and upbringing to the white-dominated Republican party. Over the last several months, Scott has turned to border policy as a key issue. He has criticized President Biden for not visiting the border, and instead visiting picketing autoworkers, and said that issues at the border should be more pressing than climate change. Scott said that California and New York could’t have abortions on demand until birth, and that he would complete the border wall.
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Trump skipped the first two presidential debates and held counter-programming, which included an interview with Tucker Carlson on X, formerly known as Twitter, and a rally with non-union autoworkers in Michigan.
This will be the smallest slate of candidates on stage yet. Just five candidates met the Republican National Committee’s qualifying rules this time around: former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Doug Burgum of North Dakota was not able to get 4% in the polls because he did not meet the donor threshold. The seventh candidate who was at the September debate, former Vice President Mike Pence, ended his campaign in October.
The former president has not qualified for any of the Republican debates so far, even though he has met the polling and fundraising thresholds. But he has not met qualifying standards – specifically one that requires each candidate to pledge they will support whoever wins the nomination. Trump has flat out refused to sign that pledge: he has also said that he doesn’t want to elevate his opponents by being on stage with them.
Like in the last two debates, Trump is planning some counter programming. He will hold a rally in nearby Hialeah, Fla., during the debate. The majority of voters Trump has done well with are from the Cuban American community. Latino voters in South Florida supported Trump in 2020 compared to expectations.
As far as possible alternatives to Trump, all eyes are expected to be on Haley. She has gained more and more support in the polls. She had a lot of strength in her debate performances. It was expected that he would fill that role. However, his campaign has had a lot of pitfalls — and he has had some pretty lackluster performances in the last few debates.
Primer debate on Israel’s response to the Oct. 7 attack at the Tel Aviv Synagogue: noticias Telemundo in Spanish
This will be the first debate since Israel was attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. The topic of Israel’s response and how President Biden is handling the crisis will surely come up. The Republican Jewish Coalition is partnering with the RNC, and the candidates will show their support for Israel on stage, according to a statement from the chair.
Noticias Telemundo will broadcast the debate with Spanish translations on its website, mobile app and social media accounts. The debate will be broadcast by Universo in Spanish.