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Election Insider: 3 Things You Should Know Before the Debate

Craig HueyDonald Trump, Election, Politics 2 Comments

1) The 2nd Republican Debate: The Winners and Losers and What You Should Know…

Expect sparks to fly and surprises.

The second GOP debate will take place in Simi Valley, California, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday, September 27th.

Fox News Hosts Dana Perino and Stuart Varney will moderate the debate, which will air on Fox Business, alongside Univision’s Ilia Calderón.

I’ve been on Stuart Varney’s show multiple times and can tell you he is very fair, very sharp, and very good at asking questions. And he is really detailed, not allowing for any fluff. (You can see one of my interviews with him below).

This debate should help eliminate some of the candidates in the GOP field, but the most important thing will be if any candidates stand out strongly enough to be able to compete with Donald Trump, who is dramatically ahead in the polls.

The smart candidates will be focusing on the voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina and their special needs and political issues, as those will be the most important primary states.

Since Trump has such a commanding lead, he’s announced that he will skip the event, leaving 7 GOP presidential candidates to slug it out among themselves.

The 7 candidates include:

  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
  • Conservative businessman Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott
  • and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who appeared in the first debate, did not qualify for the second.

Former Texas Rep. Will Hurd, conservative radio personality Larry Elder, and Michigan businessman Perry Johnson, as with the first debate, did not make the RCN’s debate qualifications.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has suspended his campaign.

2) The current polling results—Where does each candidate stand?

The RealClearPolitics average polls (between Sept. 7 and Sept. 21)

Trump – 40%

DeSantis – 13.5%

Ramaswamy – 6.8%

Haley – 5.3%

Pence – 4.2%

Scott/Christie – 2.5% (tied)

Burgum – < 1%

3) Our presidential profiles.

We have created six different presidential profiles so far. In case you missed them, check them out here:

Senator Tim Scott Throws Hat in Presidential Ring: Says the Country is Strong, But Biden is Weak—America is Still the Land of Opportunity… And He’s the Proof…[Check out the Special Video Bonus at the end of this article]: Senator Tim Scott Announces Presidential Bid

See the article: Presidential Profile: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

See the article: Presidential Profile: North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum [Video]

Read the article: Voters Guide: Presidential Profile: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez [VIDEO]

Read the article: Another Presidential Contender: Larry Elder Throws His Hat in the Ring – Adds His Name to the Growing List of GOP Candidates [Video]

4) Where will Trump be?

Instead of going to the debate, Trump will hold one of his standing-room-only rallies in Detroit, Michigan, for current and former members of the United Auto Workers (UAW).

I’ll be watching the debate with my wife, Shelly, and I’d love to get your thoughts and responses to what you hear and see by leaving a comment in the comment section below or email me at

Check out this article: Special Report: 7 Things to Know Before Presidential Debate
[See my interview with Stuart Varney]

Plus, make sure that after the debate, you vote in our Presidential Poll.

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