Chris Christie & Mike Huckabee Will Miss Next Big GOP Debate; Low Poll Numbers Put Them At Dark Horse Table
- by: Alan Duke
- (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:09:34 Z)
Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee won't be on the main stage for the next GOP presidential debate hosted by the Fox Business channel on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, because of low polling numbers, the network announced.
The candidate lineup for the Fox Business-WSJ #GOPDebate on Tuesday, November 10th: pic.twitter.com/hJZNi7o4LK-- FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) November 6, 2015
Instead, Christie and Huckabee are invited to the "happy hour" debate with dark horses Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum two hours before the main debate.
"As was previously announced, the 9:00 P.M. ET debate will feature candidates scoring 2.5% or higher based on an average of the four most recent national polls," Fox Business said. "The candidates achieving that are: Donald Trump (25.3%), Ben Carson (24.5%), Marco Rubio (11.8%), Ted Cruz (10.0%), Jeb Bush (5.5%), Carly Fiorina (3.0%), John Kasich (2.8%) and Rand Paul (2.5%)."
Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal are co-hosts of the event.
Gov. Christie seemed to take the news in stride.
It doesn't matter the stage, give me a podium and I'll be there to talk about real issues like this: https://t.co/Fqu5Qi2piX #BringItOn-- Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) November 6, 2015
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