2016 presidential debate schedule:

democrat-republicanGOP: First undercard debate

Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Time: 5 p.m. EDT

Host: Fox News and Facebook

Moderator: Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum

Format: The undercard debate will feature presidential candidates not in the top 10 who were selected for the prime-time debate. “Due to the overwhelming interest in the FOX News Facebook Debate Event Night on August 6th and in a concerted effort to include and accommodate the now 16 Republican candidate field — the largest in modern political history — FOX News is expanding participation in the 5 PM/ET debate to all declared candidates whose names are consistently being offered to respondents in major national polls, as recognized by Fox News,” said Fox News Executive Vice President, News, in a statement. “Although we are relaxing one component of our entry criteria – the requirement that candidates must score 1% or higher in an average of five most recent national polls – all other components of the criteria remain in effect.”

GOP: First prime-time debate

  Date: Aug. 6, 2015

Time: 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EDT

Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

Host: Fox News and Facebook

Moderator: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace

Qualifications: The debate will feature the top 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls, as determined by Fox News. The candidates ranked from first to 10th: Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Date: Sept. 16, 2015

Time: TBD

Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA

Host: CNN and Salem Media Group

Moderator: Jake Tapper with additional questions from Hugh Hewitt

Qualifications: Sixteen candidates were invited to the debate. The format “will be divided into two parts featuring two groups of candidates. One grouping will feature the top 10 candidates according to public polling, and the other will include candidates who meet the minimum threshold of 1 percent in public polling but are ranked outside the top 10,” according to  CNN.

DEMOCRAT: CNN

Date: Oct. 13, 2015

Location: Nevada

Host: CNN

GOP: CNBC

Date: Oct. 28, 2015

Location: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo.

Host: CNBC. 

Topic: The debate will focus on economic and financial issues including jobs, taxes and the deficit.

GOP: FOX Business Journal sponsored by The Wall Street Journal

Date: Nov. 2015

Location: Wisconsin

Host: FOX Business Journal sponsored by The Wall Street Journal

DEMOCRAT: CBS/KCCI and The Des Moines Register

Date: Nov. 14, 2015

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Host: ABC/ WMUR

GOP: CNN

Date: Dec. 15, 2015

Location: Reno, Nevada

Host: CNN

GOP: ABC/ WMUR

 Dec. 19, 2015

Location: Manchester, N.H.

Host: ABC/ WMUR

GOP: FOX News

Date: Jan. 2016

Location: Iowa

Host: FOX News

DEMOCRAT: NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute

Date: Jan. 17, 2016

Location: Charleston, S.C.

Host: NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute

DEMOCRAT: Univision/ The Washington Post

 February 2016

Time: TBD

Location: Miami, Florida

Host: Univision/ The Washington Post

GOP: CBS News

Feb. 13, 2016

Location: South Carolina

Host: CBS News

Date: Feb. 26, 2016

Location: Houston, Texas

Host: NBC News, Telemundo and National Journal

DEMOCRAT: PBS debate

Date: March 2016

Location: Wisconsin

Host: PBS

GOP: FOX News

 March 2016

Location: TBD

Host: FOX News

GOP: CNN / Salem Radio

Date: March 2016

Location: Florida

Host: CNN / Salem Radio

 

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