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The GOP’s top candidates will take to the stage once more tonight in the third and final 2024 Republican presidential primary debate. After an opening debate in Wisconsin and a second in California, the GOP stage is now set up at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s presidential debate, including how to stream the third Republican debate online for free.
How to Watch the Third Republican Debate Online
The third Republican presidential debate is being broadcast live on NBC, but cord-cutters can still tune in online. One easy way to watch the debate is to get a live TV streaming service that carries NBC, such as the ones below.
1. Stream the Third Republican Debate for Free on DirecTV Stream
Looking to stream the third Republican debate for free? Get a five-day free trial to DirecTV Stream’s Choice package. The service will get you livestreams of NBC (in most areas), as well as over 100 other channels. After the five-day free trial, you’ll need to pay $108.99 a month to keep the service.
2. Stream the Third Republican Debate for Free on fuboTV
Another way to watch the third GOP debate for free is to get a free trial to fuboTV. The live TV streaming service carries NBC (in most areas), as well as more than 170 other channels in its Pro package. If you want to keep fuboTV after the free trial you’ll need to pay $74.99 a month.
3. Stream the Third Republican Debate on Sling
If you’re looking for a more affordable live TV streaming service, we recommend Sling. It doesn’t come with a free trial, but the service’s Blue package (which carries NBC in most areas) starts at just $40. You get 40 channels total, making it a great deal overall.
When is the Third Republican Presidential Debate? Date, Start Time
The third Republican debate is happening tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT to 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Who Will Be at the Third Republican Debate? Host, Candidates
As with the second GOP debate, the RNC’s standards for participation were raised again for tonight’s debate. Just five candidates will be on stage tonight — here’s the full list:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Will Trump Be at the Third Republican Debate?
As with the first two debates, GOP frontrunner and former president Donald Trump will be absent from tonight’s event. Instead of attending the debate, Trump is expected to host a rally at the Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Florida that starts at 7 p.m. ET. Trump made a similar move during the last two debates, streaming an interview with Tucker Carlson during the first debate and holding a rally with non-union autoworkers in Michigan during the second debate.
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