How to watch tonight’s Republican primary debate

August 23, 2023
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The first Republican primary debate is set for tonight, August 23, and it’s shaping up to be a must-watch event. With a diverse candidate field, the Republican National Committee is ready to showcase a conservative vision for the upcoming presidential election. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the debate.


The RNC has announced the following candidates, who have met the necessary criteria and will participate in the debate (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Governor Doug Burgum
  • Governor Chris Christie
  • Governor Ron DeSantis
  • Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Governor Asa Hutchinson
  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Senator Tim Scott

Notably, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has chosen not to attend tonight’s debate.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the party is excited to kick off the primary process and work towards reclaiming the White House. She also expressed gratitude to the RNC’s debate committee Chairman Dave Bossie and Co-Chair Anne Hathaway, along with debate partners Fox News, Young America’s Foundation, and Rumble.

How to Watch

Tuning into the debate is easy. It will air at 9 p.m. on Fox News and will also be exclusively livestreamed on Rumble. Viewers across the nation can catch the candidates in action, presenting their views and plans for America’s future.

The event takes place in Milwaukee, and it’s the first significant step for the Republican Party in the run-up to the next presidential election. Expect insightful commentary and spirited discussions as the candidates lay out their vision for the nation and their strategy to defeat the current administration.

So grab a comfortable seat, and tune in tonight to get a firsthand look at the Republican primary candidates. It’s a pivotal moment for the party and an opportunity to understand where each candidate stands on crucial issues.

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