A Republican National Committee (RNC) official confirmed Thursday that the third GOP presidential debate will be held in Miami, Florida, in early November.
The news follows speculation that the next debate would take place at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, but the RNC official confirmed to Fox News Digital that would not be the case.
According to CNN, which was first to report the venue, NBC News and Salem Media are in talks to host the debate, people familiar with the matter told the outlet.
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The first Republican debate was hosted by Fox News and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23, with eight candidates in attendance. Former President Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race, was not present.
The second Republican debate will be hosted by Fox Business and Univision and will be held in Simi Valley, California, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 27 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET.
So far, six candidates have qualified for the debate, including:
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
- Vivek Ramaswamy, entrepreneur
- Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina
- Former Vice President Mike Pence
- South Carolina Senator Tim Scott
- Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey
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Trump met each of the conditions to participate, with the exception of signing the pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee if it is a different candidate.
The RNC has not yet announced the requirements to qualify for the Miami debate.
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Fox News’ Kyle Morris contributed to this report.
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