On August 4, Fox News announced who has been invited to the news channel’s August 6 prime-time “main event” debate and 5 p.m. “undercard” debate. The two-hour prime-time debate will feature real restate mogul Donald Trump, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
The participants of the “undercard,” which include the major candidates for the Republican nominees that did not fall within the top 10 of Fox News’ average of recent national polls, are:
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry
Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
Former Hewlett-Packard Executive Carly Fiorina
U.S. Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham
Former New York Governor George Pataki
Former Virginia Governor and Former Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Gilmore
The selection was made from an average of the most recent polling from Bloomberg, Fox News, CBS News, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac University.