Fox News Releases Lineup For 7th GOP

Fox News Releases Lineup For 7th GOP

With Donald Trump officially bowing out of tonight’s debate, GOP insiders are hoping the candidates will finally get a chance to highlight their policy strengths — and perhaps Trump’s weaknesses.

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Here’s the lineup, ranked in the order they placed in the qualifying polls:

Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio

Ben Carson

Jeb Bush

Chris Christie

John Kasich

Rand Paul

Tonight will mark Rand Paul’s return to primetime, as he did not poll high enough to secure a spot on the main stage at the last GOP debate. Paul, citing his frustration with the RNC-sanctioned qualification requirements, refused to attend the Charleston debate. Paul has said he is “very excited” to participate in tonight’s debate.

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