WASHINGTON ― The debate stage for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination is down to five names, the Republican National Committee announced Monday, with coup-attempting former President Donald Trump But they refuse to participate.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was the former South Carolina Governor. Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott all met the criteria for Wednesday night’s third debate of the primary season.

The two-hour event will start at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, at the Adrienne Arsht center for the Performing Arts located in downtown Miami.

Over the last few months, the requirements for making the stage have increased. From 1% in the polls and 40,000 donors for the debate’s first debate to 3% and 50k for the second and finally 4% and 70k for the third.

The fourth debate in Tuscaloosa on December 6 will need a 6% polling rate and 80,000 unique donors.

Eight candidates took part in the debates in August and seven in September. Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was not able to qualify for second event.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, the former Vice President Mike Pence and others were present for the second Reagan Library debate in California held in late September. They will not be in attendance on Wednesday. Pence dropped out late last month. Burgum also did not qualify.

The first debates were sponsored in August by Fox News, and in September by Fox Business. Wednesday’s will be hosted by NBC and moderated by network anchors Lester Holt and Kristen Welker. Hugh Hewitt from the pro-Trump Salem Radio Network

Trump Chris LaCivita, a top campaign advisor, said that he does not participate in debates as he is ahead in the polls.

LaCivita, along with other campaign staffers, attended the previous debates in order to convince journalists that their boss was not concerned by any of the candidates. They are planning to hold an event on Wednesday evening. “spin room” You can also check out our other articles. Trump’s competing rally in nearby Hialeah, so reporters will be forced to travel there to get the Trump campaign’s views on the debate that he is not attending.

Trump He is currently under indictment by four different jurisdictions. There are 91 charges of felony. Two indictments pertain to his actions on and before Jan. 6, 2020, when he used the threat of violence followed by actual violence in an attempt to maintain power despite having lost the 2020 elections. If convicted of the most serious charges he could face decades behind bars.

Despite this, he remains the frontrunner in the polls to be the Republican nominee for 2024.