With the Super Tuesday presidential-nominating contests now over, the remaining Republican candidates will next debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m. CST (9 p.m. EST). The Fox News Channel and its online affiliate will telecast the debate.
For those who can’t stay in one place during the debate, both Fox News Mobile and Fox News Radio also will provide live coverage.
The Fox News moderators will be Bret Baier, anchor of “Special Report,” Megyn Kelly, anchor of “The Kelly File,” and Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.” Kelly has repeatedly butted heads with GOP front-runner Donald Trump during the political campaign over his comments about women.
Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all are likely to be at the debate.
In the wake of Super Tuesday, Trump leads the Republican pack with 319 delegates. He is followed by Cruz with 226, Rubio with 110, Kasich with 25 and Dr. Ben Carson with eight. The retired neurosurgeon has indicated he won’t participate in the debate.
Michigan’s GOP will conduct its presidential primary election March 9. Some of the candidates have been traveling around the state ahead of the debate, with Kasich holding three events Wednesday, Patch reported. However, neither Cruz nor Carson, a Detroit native, has planned any campaign stops in Michigan.
The once-crowded field of Republican candidates has dwindled significantly, with many White House hopefuls dropping out after performing poorly in caucuses and primaries. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky suspended his campaign last month, as did New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has since endorsed Trump for the GOP nomination.
Why Republicans couldn't stop Trump, but Democrats (probably) can: https://t.co/r9BDkkmsS3
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) March 2, 2016
Looking ahead, the Democratic presidential candidates will debate Sunday, while the Republican White House hopefuls will again debate March 10.