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
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.
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.
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):
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.