Republican presidential candidates are set to face off for a second time on the debate stage in Simi Valley, California.
At the first debate in Milwaukee in August, Vivek Ramaswamy dominated the stage, despite being the political newcomer of the evening.
And even though Donald Trump wasn’t in attendance at the event, he claimed victory on the night after posting a coincidental interview with Tucker Carlson that has been viewed more than 100 million times.
This time around, Ron DeSantis and the other candidates will certainly want to reclaim some of the spotlight.
When is the first Republican debate?
The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California on September 27 at 9 p.m. ET.
It’s September 28 at 2am BST for UK viewers.
California is considered a Democratic stronghold and has remained a blue state for decades.
Where to watch the debate
American viewers can follow the debate on Fox Business. The debate is simulcast on Fox News and is also available on Fox Nation.
The debate will also be broadcast live on Rumble, a video-sharing service popular with conservatives, and on Univision.
Who participates ?
So far, seven candidates have met the threshold set by the Republican National Committee to participate in the debate.
Even though he more than meets the criteria, Donald Trump insisted he would not attend any of the debates.
Other qualified candidates include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator Tim Scott, former Vice President Mike Pence, multi-millionaire entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former Governor New Jersey Chris Christie.
A condition of participating in the RNC debates is that each candidate signs a pledge certifying that they will support the eventual Republican nominee.