What you need to know about Wednesday’s Republican Presidential debate

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Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By Debbie Lord – Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Who’s in, who’s out, who will insult the other guy (girl). Here are some of the specifics for the third GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election season set for Colorado this week.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28

Where: Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder

Donald Trump, right, and Ben Carson during the CNN GOP debate.

Donald Trump, right, and Ben Carson during the CNN GOP debate.

What time: First part of the debate is 6 p.m. (ET); “primetime” debate starts at 8 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m (ET)

WHIO Radio special report before the main debate: Our live pre-debate coverage starts at 7 and goes until 8.  Some guests : Our Washington Insider Jamie Dupree from Colorado, Herman Cain, Dana Loesch and Brian Kilmeade. Listen on AM1290 and News 95.7. Also stream live at whio.com

WHIO Radio special after the debate: From 10pm through midnight, you can hear our special LIVE post-debate coverage.  This will be hosted by Erick Erickson.

Follow us on Twitter: We will have updates throughout the night starting with the first debate at 6 on @Ohio_Politics and @WhioRadio

Hosted by: CNBC

ON TV: CNBC – (DirecTV – channel 355); (Dish Network – channel 208); (ATT U-verse – channel 216)

Moderators: CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood will moderate the debate

Who can participate: For the 8 p.m. primetime debate, CNBC used nine polls released between Sept. 20 and Oct. 21 to determine who averaged at least 3 percent support in those polls. The top 10 in the combined polls were invited to participate in the 8 p.m. debate.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Who’s in: Here are the candidates participating in the primetime debate, their poll numbers and their websites.

Donald Trump: 25.22
Ben Carson: 19.78
Marco Rubio: 9.67
Jeb Bush: 8.11
Carly Fiorina: 8.11
Ted Cruz: 6.89
Mike Huckabee: 3.56
Chris Christie: 3
John Kasich: 3
Rand Paul: 3

Where they will stand: Donald Trump will stand center-stage for the debate next to Ben Carson. To Trump’s right will be Rubio, Bush, Huckabee and Kasich. To Carson’s left will be Fiorina, Cruz, Christie and Paul.

Who is in the 6 p.m. debate (those polling at least 1 percent):

Rick Santorum
Bobby Jindal
George Pataki
Lindsey Graham
Likely issues

When are the next debates? The fourth Republican debate will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisc. It will be hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal. The next Democratic debate will be in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 14. It will be hosted by CBS News, KCCI-TV and the Des Moines Register.


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