GOP presidential candidates descend on Milwaukee for evening debate

GOP debate
The GOP presidential debates took place Tuesday evening at the Milwaukee Theatre.

Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and more will face off this evening in Milwaukee during the Republican presidential primary debates to be held at the Milwaukee Theatre.

GOP debate
The GOP presidential debates take place Tuesday at the Milwaukee Theatre beginning at 6 p.m.

The two-hour primetime debate will start at 8 p.m., and will feature Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Rubio and Trump. These are considered the top candidates, earning 2.5 percent or higher in the four most recent national polls.

The remaining candidates—Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum—will tackle the issues in an earlier one-hour debate at 6 p.m.

The debate, hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal, will be shown live on the Fox Business Network. The debates will also stream live at and on the Fox News app.

GOP Debate
TV crew and other media began gathering Tuesday morning for the debates.

FBN anchors Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto, along with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, are moderating the primetime debate. FBN’s Trish Regan and Sandra Smith and WSJ Washington bureau chief Gerald Seib are moderating the earlier debate.

Visit for continuing coverage and follow reporter Hilary Dickinson on Twitter at @bizhilary for live updates throughout the evening.

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