Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 presidential primary debate schedules

JAN. 14, 2016
Republican debate – Fox Business
Time – Main segment: 9 p.m. ET. Secondary: 6 p.m.
Location – North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, South Carolina
Moderators – Main segment: Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo. Secondary: Trish Regan, Sandra Smith.
Who’s in – Main segment: Top six candidates in national polls, plus any candidate in the top five in Iowa or New Hampshire polls. Secondary: Remaining candidates.
Candidates – Main Segment: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich. Secondary: Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum. (Rand Paul qualified for the secondary debate but plans to boycott it.)

Upcoming debates

JAN. 17, 2016
Democratic debate – NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Location – Charleston, South Carolina
More details to come
JAN. 28, 2016
Republican debate – Fox News
Location – Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Moderators – Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace
More details to come
FEB. 6, 2016
Republican debate – ABC News/IJReview
Location – St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
More details to come
FEB. 11, 2016
Democratic debate – PBS
Location – Wisconsin
More details to come
FEB. 13, 2016
Republican debate – CBS News
Time – 9 p.m. ET
Location – South Carolina
Moderators – John Dickerson
FEB. 26, 2016
Republican debate – NBC/Telemundo/National Review
Location – Houston, Texas
More details to come
MARCH 9, 2016
Democratic debate – Univision/The Washington Post
Location – Miami, Florida
More details to come
MARCH 10, 2016
Republican debate – CNN/Salem Radio
Location – Florida
More details to come
MARCH 2016
Republican debate – Fox News (pending)
More details to come

Past debates

AUG. 6, 2015
Republican debate – Fox News
Time – Main segment: 9 p.m. ET. Secondary: 5 p.m.
Location – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Moderators – Main segment: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace. Secondary: Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum.
Who’s in – Main segment: Top 10 candidates in recent national polling. Secondary: Remaining candidates.
Candidates – Main segment: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, John Kasich. Secondary: Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, Jim Gilmore.
SEPT. 16, 2015
Republican debate – CNN/Salem Radio
Time – Main segment: 8 p.m. ET. Secondary: 6 p.m.
Location – Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
Moderators – Jake Tapper, Hugh Hewitt, Dana Bash
Who’s in – Main segment: Top 10 candidates in national polling between July 16 and September 10, and the top 10 candidates in national polling between August 7 and September 10. Secondary: Remaining candidates with an average of at least 1 percent in three recent national polls.
Candidates – Main segment: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich, Chris Christie. Secondary: Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham.
OCT. 13, 2015
Democratic debate – CNN
Time – 8:30 p.m. ET (debate expected to start at 9)
Location – Las Vegas, Nevada
Moderators – Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash, Juan Carlos Lopez
Candidates – Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee.
OCT. 28, 2015
Republican debate – CNBC
Time – Main segment: 8 p.m. ET. Secondary: 6 p.m.
Location – University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Moderators – Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, John Harwood
Who’s in – Main segment: All candidates averaging at least 2.5 percent in CNBC-recognized national polls between September 17 and October 21. Secondary: Remaining candidates averaging at least 1 percent.
Candidates – Main segment: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich. Secondary: Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham.
NOV. 10, 2015
Republican debate – Fox Business/Wall Street Journal
Time – Main segment: 9 p.m. ET. Secondary: 7 p.m.
Location – Milwaukee Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Moderators – Gerard Baker, Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo
Who’s in – Main segment: All candidates averaging at least 2.5 percent in four most recent national polls by Nov. 4. Secondary: Remaining candidates averaging at least 1 percent in one of the four most recent polls.
Candidates – Main segment: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rand Paul. Secondary: Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum.
NOV. 14, 2015
Democratic debate – CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register
Time – 9 p.m. ET
Location – Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Moderators – John Dickerson
Candidates – Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley
DEC. 15, 2015
Republican debate – CNN/Salem Radio
Time – Main segment: 9 p.m. ET. Secondary: 6:30 p.m.
Location – The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada
Moderators – Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, Hugh Hewitt
Who’s in – Main segment: All candidates with a recent polling average of at least 3.5 percent nationally, 4 percent in Iowa or 4 percent in New Hampshire. Secondary: Remaining candidates reaching at least 1 percent in four separate national, Iowa or New Hampshire polls.
Candidates – Main Segment: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Rand Paul. Secondary: Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki.
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