With a much smaller field for the Jan. 14 Republican debate in North Charleston, SC, we’ll get to hear a lot more from the seven candidates who made the cut. And boy will they make the most of their added time on the Fox Business Network’s second debate.
The last time FBN hosted a Republican presidential debate was in Nov. 2015 when they drew a record 13.5 million viewers. Now that their field is smaller, this one promises to be even more fiery as the candidates willhave more time to speak. They’ll have such topics as economic, domestic and international policy issues to discuss as the primary focus, as well as President Obama’s recent State Of The Union address which is sure to be brought up. Also, the debate itself is being held not far from the deadly shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church June 17 that left nine innocent people dead so you know the topic of gun control will be popping up!
Only seven candidates will be at their podiums for this debates, with the main debate field in North Charleston, SC that featured businessman Donald Trump, TX Sen. Ted Cruz, FL Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former FL governor Jeb Bush, NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all making the cut. Carly Fiorina and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul were both relegated to the preliminary session, which Rand skipped out on saying, “We will not participate in anything that’s not first-tier.”
One of the main topics of the last Fox Business Channel debate was increasing the minimum wage, which all of the candidates were against. Jobs, economic growth and cutting federal spending were also a hot topic. The debate is being held at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, S.C. and will be moderated by FBN’s Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo.
HollywoodLifers, what are you expecting to see at the debate? Which candidate will Donald Trump go off on the most?