With the polling race in South Carolina coming to an end soon, the GOP candidates will lay out their proposals for South Carolinians one more time in a CNN town hall hosted by CNN. Anderson Cooper will moderate the event over two days, with Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio appearing tonight starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.
TOWN HALL PREVIEW:
The event comes just four days before the South Carolina primary. With a wide GOP field, candidates have had trouble getting enough time to speak in the traditional debate format. Here, we’ll get to see the candidates lay out more detailed proposals in response to audience questions. Here’s a short list of possible topics.
- GOP contentiousness: Trump and Bush have been at each other’s throats throughout the campaign, with John Kasich calling for civility in the most recent debate. Expect questions on how the candidates conduct themselves.
- Nikki Haley: The State of the Union responder endorsed Rubio Wednesday. She’s a popular figure in South Carolina and has been mentioned in the VP conversation. Don’t be surprised if she comes up tonight, especially in light of Bush’s sparring with Rubio.
- Last chances: Bush and Kasich are struggling outside South Carolina, a state where Bush has bet heavily. They’ll both be asked about the future of their campaign in the face of a disappointing finish in the state.
There are a couple of options if you’re looking to watch the town hall online. Here’s a rundown:
If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
On the Web:
If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the town hall through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package, which includes CNN, costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the town hall for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. . Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
With an App:
If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the town hall on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices. The service’s Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.
If You’re in the United States or Mexico & Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In
On the Web:
If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes CNN, you can use that to watch the town hall for free at go.CNN.com.
With an App:
If you you have log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes CNN, you can use that to watch the town hall for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the CNN Go app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
GOP Primary & Debate Schedule
Texas: February 26, CNN
Location TBD: March 2016, Fox News
Florida: Date TBD, CNN/Salem Radio
South Carolina: February 20
Nevada: February 23
Super Tuesday (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming): March 1
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine: March 5
Puerto Rico: March 6
Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi: March 8
Guam, Washington, D.C.: March 12
Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio: March 15
Virgin Islands: March 19
American Samoa, Arizona, Utah: March 22
Wisconsin: April 5
Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island: April 26
Indiana: May 3
Nebraska, West Virginia: May 10
Oregon: May 17
Washington: May 24
California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota: June 7