When is the CNBC Republican debate?

Jeff Pfeiffer

The remaining Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination will go at it again on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the CNBC Republican debate. Subtitled “Your Money, Your Vote,” the two-part debate will focus on economic issues, including job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of the national economy.

The debate will be held at the Univeristy of Colorado – Boulder, and will be moderated by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood. The moderators will be joined during the debate by CNBC experts including Rick Santelli, Sharon Epperson and Jim Cramer, who will question the candidates on major policy issues.


The first part of the debate, airing live at 6pm ET on CNBC, will feature the four candidates (pictured above) who met the minimal threshold of one percent in any one of a group of national polls: Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, George Pataki and Lindsey Graham. This debate will last a little over an hour. There will then be about 45 minutes of CNBC coverage before the next debate.

Later, at 8pm ET, the 10 candidates (pictured below) with an average of three percent in a specified group of national polls will meet for a two-hour debate. These candidates are: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul. Click here for a more detailed explanation of how CNBC determined candidates’ eligibility.


At 5pm ET, before the first debate, Joe Kernen and Kelly Evans will host special programming leading up to the debate, featuring a roster of CNBC’s top reporters and contributors, including Larry Kudlow.

After the debate, Kernen and Evans will have analysis and reaction. CNBC.com will feature a more extensive post-debate show, as well, which will be available unauthenticated as a live stream. The web site will also have comprehensive coverage during the debate.

At 10:30pm ET, right after the debate, CNBC will feature a special early premiere of its hit series The Profit, with limited commercial interruption.

The CNBC Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote airs live on CNBC Oct. 28 at 6pm ET (Part 1) and 8pm ET (Part 2).


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