The remaining Republican candidates for president will meet in South Carolina for the ninth GOP debate Saturday.
Since the New Hampshire primary, three Republicans have left the race – Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore – leaving Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich to debate at the Peace Center in Greenville Saturday.
Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s debate
When: Saturday, Feb. 13
Where: Greenville, S.C.
What time: 9 p.m. (ET)
Hosted by: CBS News and the Wall Street Journal
Airs on: CBS. Click here to find the station in your area.
Live stream: Click here for a live stream of the debate.
Moderators: John Dickerson, “Face the Nation” anchor, will be the lead moderator. CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal will also ask questions.
Who can participate: To be invited to the debate, candidates had to either place among the top five in the popular votes in the New Hampshire Republican primary; place among the top three candidates in the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses, or place among the top five candidates in an average of national and South Carolina Republican presidential polls.
Who's in: Here are the candidates participating in the primetime debate and their website links.
While we don't know for sure, the likely issues to be raised in the debate include:
1. Does Rubio have a new line? Rubio repeated the same phrase four times during the last debate, a move which some beleive may have cost him votes in New Hampshire.
2. Expect Trump and Cruz to continue their feud. Trump called Cruz a “liar” this past week; Cruz's communication manager said Trump was having a "Trumpertantrum."
3. Expect Trump and Bush to continue their feud. Trump mocked Bush at a Louisiana rally Thursday over news that Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, would be campaigning for him. Bush posted an ad attacking Trump for criticizing Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, for criticizing Sen. John McCain and for associating with Bill and Hillary Clintons. The ad also throws in an image of Marco Rubio’s head on a robot.
4. Is Trump a conservative? The anti-tax group Club for Growth doesn’t think so. The group has purchased $1.5 million in advertising against Trump in South Carolina. One ad goes, “There’s nothing conservative about proposing the largest tax hike in history. There’s nothing conservative about supporting socialized single-payer health care.”
5. The candidates' faith could come up Saturday. Bush, Carson, Cruz and Rubio participated in the Faith and Family Presidential Forum at Bob Jones University on Friday.
When's the next one
The next Republican debate is scheduled for Feb.25, in Houston, Texas. It will be hosted by CNN, Telemundo and Salem Communications.
The next Democratic debate will be March 6 in Flint, Mich. A sponsor has not be named yet.
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