CLEVELAND- Fox News will announce the participants of the first Republican presidential debate around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
At least the 10 candidates, based on an average of the five most recent national polls, will be eligible to take part in Thursday’s contest. Fox News will broadcast the debate, which is moderated by Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier. It starts at 9 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
*Watch Matt Wright’s exclusive look inside Quicken Loans Arena in the video above, as they prepare for the debate*
Candidates that are not eligible for the debate can participate in a forum at 5 p.m., also airing on the Fox News Channel.
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