It will be a smaller crowd on the third Republican primary debate stage in Miami, with stricter qualifying criteria and former Vice President Mike Pence’s exit from the race trimming the pack.
Five candidates will debate Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Former President Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, will not attend the debate and will hold a rally the same night in Hialeah, Florida, according to The Associated Press.
PolitiFact is hosting a live staff roundtable discussion on debate night for United Facts of America, our annual festival of fact-checking. Join us at 7 p.m. ET for this behind-the-scenes look at our process.
How to watch the third Republican debate
NBC News will host, with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker and Salem Radio Network host Hugh Hewitt moderating the event. Viewers can also stream the debate on NBC News’ website or Rumble.
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How has PolitiFact rated the GOP candidates participating in the third debate?
Here’s how PolitiFact has rated statements made by the Republican presidential candidates using our Truth-O-Meter, which helps us rate claims based on their relative accuracy.
Ron DeSantis has been rated 54 times since 2013.
Nikki Haley has been rated 20 times since 2012.
Chris Christie has been rated 106 times since 2011.
Tim Scott has been rated 10 times since 2012.
Vivek Ramaswamy has been rated eight times since 2023.