FOX Business Network announces line-up in GOP debates November 10th
FOX Business Network has announced the candidate lineups for the two Republican primary debates to be co-hosted with the Wall Street Journal next Tuesday, November 10.
In a departure from previous GOP debates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee did not qualify for prime-time.
Instead the 9 p.m. ET roster will feature real estate mogul Donald Trump; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former HP (HPQ) CEO Carly Fiorina; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
Christie and Huckabee will participate in the 7 p.m. ET debate along with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who reacted to the news moments after it was announced. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be on the national stage." Santorum said during an appearance on FOX Business Network's Lou Dobbs Tonight.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham did not qualify for either debate, nor did ex-Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.