Candidates announced for first GOP presidential debate

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Republican National Convention 2012

There are more details on the first republican presidential debate for this election season.

With 17 republicans going for the nomination, only the most popular will be allowed on the main debate stage this Thursday night.

The poll numbers have been crunched and we now know the 10 lucky candidates who’ve made the cut.

  • Donald Trump
  • Jeb Bush
  • Scott Walker
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Ben Carson
  • Ted Cruz
  • Marco Rubio
  • Rand Paul
  • Chris Christie
  • John Kasich

The bottom seven candidates are Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore. They will take part in a debate earlier in the evening on Thursday.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 4 for a full wrap up of the GOP debates Thursday night at 10.


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