How to watch third 2023 Republican primary debate tonight: Start time, channel, candidates

Following debates in Wisconsin and California, Republican candidates will head to Miami on Wednesday to further convince voters that they deserve their party’s nomination in the 2024 presidential race.

The third GOP presidential primary debate will take place Wednesday night at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. At least five candidates qualify for Wednesday's debate including former president Donald Trump, who remains adamant on ditching them all despite being called out by opponents.

In order to qualify for Wednesday's debate, candidates must obtain a minimum of 70,000 unique donors and receve at least 4% of the vote in multiple polls to qualify.

Here's what you need to know about Wednesday's broadcast.

What time is the next Republican presidential debate?

The third GOP primary debate will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST in Miami.

How to watch the next Republican debate

The third Republican primary debate will air live on NBC on Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST as stated. The debate will also stream on NBC News NOW and

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Who is moderating the next Republican presidential primary debate?

"Meet the Press" moderator Kristen Welker, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and radio host Hugh Hewitt will moderate the third GOP primary debate Wednesday night.

Republican debate candidates: Who is participating?

The Republican National Committee has announced the lineup for the debate:

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

  • Tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy

  • Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

  • South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott

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Will Donald Trump be at the GOP debate?

After two no shows at the previous GOP debates, Wednesday night will be no different for former president Donald Trump. Instead of speaking at the debate, the Republican frontrunner will hold a rally the evening of Nov. 8th at a stadium in Hialeah, Florida about a half-hour drive away from the rest of his challengers.

Trump has cited his strong lead in the polls is reason enough for him to not participate in the debates.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: How to watch tonight's Republican debate: Time, channel, candidates