Article Image GOP Debate Party @ the Hancock**Q**s Tues Dec 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. til??


GOP Debate Party @ the Hancock's Tues Dec 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. til??

Written by Subject: Politics: Republican Campaigns

Candidates: To be determined


Not that we think that the government is going to solve anything for us, many want to come together to see how 'they' are going to spin this, and who they are anointing as their 'top tier' candidates. It will be fun! 

GOP Debate party at the home of Ernst and Donna Hancock, Tuesday December 15th, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. til ?? Debate begins at 6:30 p.m. AZ/MOUNTAIN TIME. 

Address: 4886 W Port Au Prince Lane; Glendale, AZ  85306

As usual, this will be pot luck, so please bring something to share. We will have the coolers available to keep things cold.

Please R.S.V.P.


CNN Debate Criteria 

(CNN)Republicans have three ways to make the cut for the main stage of their fifth presidential primary debate, sponsor CNN announced Thursday.

Candidates must meet one of three criteria in polls conducted between October 29 and December 13 and recognized by CNN: An average of at least 3.5% nationally; at least 4% in Iowa; or at least 4% in New Hampshire.

The debate is Tuesday, December 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Right now, nine candidates would make cut for the Republican National Committee sanctioned debate at The Venetian in Las Vegas: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Paul is on the bubble for the debate. He clears the national hurdle of 3.5%, but doesn't average 4% in either of the first two states to vote in the 2016 nominating process.

Christie would make the main debate stage as of Friday -- but he did not qualify in the last GOP debate, hosted by Fox Business Network.

CNN also announced that it, along with Facebook and Salem Media, will hold a second debate for Republican candidates who don't make the cut for the main stage.

To qualify for the earlier debate, candidates must reach at least 1% in four separate national, Iowa or New Hampshire polls that are recognized by CNN.

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