When is the third Republican debate?

The third Republican primary debate will take place on November 8, broadcast by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

To qualify, candidates must reach at least 4 percent in two national polls, or 4 percent in one national poll and 4 percent in two early primary states.

70,000 individual donors are also needed, including 200 donors in 20 states, according to the requirements set by the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Five candidates have qualified for the race so far – Florida Gov. Ron DeSandis, biotech entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy, former UN ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Former President Donald Trump has also qualified, but has said that, like the first two debates, he will not attend. Instead, he will hold a rally in Hialeah, Florida, not far from Miami.

While former Vice President Mike Pence has reached the required poll results to enter the debate, he still needs to acquire 70,000 individual donors.

Ron DeSantis smiles awkwardly during GOP debate

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott has won the required vote in two state polls, but hasn't reached the threshold in national polls or when it comes to donors, according to Politico, even though his campaign claims they have achieved the required polling and are well on their way to raising the number of donors needed.

The qualifying period is from September 1 to November 6.

Lester Holt, Kristen Welker and Hugh Hewitt to moderate third Republican primary debate


The discussion will be moderated by NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt, newly appointed Meet the press moderator Kristen Welker and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Mr. Holt moderated the first debate in the 2020 Democratic primary and was the sole moderator in the first debate of the 2016 general election between Mr. Trump and former secretary of state and New York senator Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden attends an NBC Town Hall event hosted by Lester Holt at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida on October 5, 2020

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Ms. Welker, NBC's chief White House correspondent, was named the new moderator Meet the pressNBC's top Sunday political talk show and longest-running television program ever, on Sept. 17.

Mr. Hewitt served in the Reagan administration in various capacities, after which he worked at the Nixon Library before becoming a radio host in the 1990s. The Hugh Hewitt Show is a national union and Mr. Hewitt is also a Washington Post columnist.