Republican Debate Stage Shrinks to Four Candidates
Summary from the AllSides News Team
The fourth Republican presidential debate will take place at 8 PM ET on Wednesday on NewsNation (Center bias), and the field of candidates has shrunk to four.
The Details: Candidates were required to have 80,000 donors with at least 200 unique donors in 20 states or territories, and poll at least 6% in two national polls, or 6% in one national poll, and two of the four early voting state polls. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy are the four candidates who have qualified for the debate.
For Context: GOP front runner former President Donald Trump, who has not competed in any of the previous three debates, is not expected to take the debate stage. Last week, DeSantis took part in a Fox News (Right bias) debate with California Governor Gavin Newsom. Since the third debate, both Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum have suspended their campaigns. Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is still in the race, despite not qualifying for the debate.
How The Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the news similarly, but included different bits of background context on previous debates and the race. BBC News (Center bias) offered a simplified explanation of debate qualification requirements.
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