Chris Christie & Mike Huckabee Will Miss Next Big GOP Debate; Low Poll Numbers Put Them At Dark Horse Table

  • by: Alan Duke

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.

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.

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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