With the next Republican Debate tonight, many American viewers will be wanting to see the latest GOP event in order to gain more perspective on which of the candidates might be best for them. Tonight’s event will take place at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas with businessman Donald Trump continuing to hold a sizable lead over his next closest competitor. It’s basically become a three-candidate race since Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out, leaving Trump to take on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Will one of Trump’s opponents be able to gain some momentum ahead of the major Super Tuesday events? With the GOP Debate live coverage, viewers will possibly get a good glimpse at which of these candidates might be best for them in the upcoming election.
According to MediaITE in their Feb. 25 report, this crucial debate will also take place ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday contests arriving next week. CNN and Telemundo will host the debate, with Wolf Blitzer serving as the moderator. Joining him will be CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, as well as radio host Hugh Hewitt and Maria Celeste Arras of Telemundo. Just five candidates will be on stage including from left-to-right: Dr. Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Trump will try to continue to distance his lead in the polls ahead of Super Tuesday, but it’s possible any of his opponents could gain ground with the right choice of words or attacks tonight.
This debate follows Trump’s big victory at the Nevada Caucus just two days ago. It was Trump’s third state contest won in a row. Ironically, Fox News will soon be hosting another Republican Debate in early March with Trump’s favorite moderator, Megyn Kelly, among those hosting. One has to wonder if Trump will choose to skip out on that debate, making this an important one to watch for those looking to see how the businessman handles himself against his four competitors. The event will take place from the School of Music Opera House from University of Houston, with Anderson Cooper presenting a special “post-debate” episode of his “360” show right after.
The Republican Debate tonight will be on live TV via CNN on Thursday. CNN can be found via channel 200 on DISH Network or channel 202 for CNN HD on DIRECTV. For other service providers, viewers should check local listings for their appropriate CNN channel. The Houston GOP debate start time will be at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time or 7:30 p.m. Central Time and is expected to run until approximately 11 p.m. ET. Sirius XM Satellite Radio may also have audio coverage of the debate on channel 116 for the CNN Simulcast throughout the evening.