Article Image GOP Debate Party @ the Hancock**Q**s Thurs Feb 25th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. til??


GOP Debate Party @ the Hancock's Thurs Feb 25th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. til??

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This time it is on CNN and will be a more focused debate with less candidates in attendance (not that we care what they have to say, but we are interested in the spin)...

Candidates: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Carson

Moderator: Wolf Blitzer

GOP Debate party at the home of Ernst and Donna Hancock, Thursday February 25th, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. MST til ??  

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. I will be making Philly Cheese Steaks

Please R.S.V.P. here or on the meetup


Thursday, February 25, 2016 
CNN Republican Debate 
8:30pm ET (7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30pm PT) 
Live Stream: 
Aired On: CNN 
Location: University of Houston in Houston, Texas 
Sponsors: CNN and Telemundo 
Moderator: Wolf Blitzer 
CandidatesTrump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Carson


CNN's Wolf Blitzer will moderate Republican debate in Houston 

Washington (CNN)Wolf Blitzer will moderate the Republican presidential debate on February 25, CNN has announced.

The debate, hosted by CNN, Telemundo and the Salem Media Group, will take place at the University of Houston two days after Nevada's Republican caucuses.

Telemundo will carry the debate live in Spanish, and is the only Spanish-language TV network the Republican National Committee has sanctioned to host a debate in the 2016 contest.

Telemundo's Maria Celeste Arraras, Salem's conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt and CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will also ask the candidates questions at the debate.

This is slated to be the last Republican debate before Super Tuesday, a packed day on the primary calendar where 12 states will be up for grabs. The focus will likely fall on Texas and the many other southern states that have worked to rebrand the day as the "SEC Primary."


CNN released criteria for candidates to be included in the debate...

1. File a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.

2. Be actively campaigning for the Republican nomination and meet at least one of the following criteria:

a. Have received support from at least 5% of those who attended the Republican caucuses in Iowa on February 1, 2016, according to the final vote tallies released by the Iowa Republican Party.

b. Have received at least 5% of the overall vote in the Republican Presidential primary in New Hampshire on February 9, 2016.

c. Receive at least 5% of the overall vote in the Republican Presidential primary to be held in South Carolina on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

d. Receive the support of at least 5% of those who attended the Republican caucuses in Nevada to be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, according to final vote tallies released by the Nevada Republican Party.

3. Agree to accept the rules and format of the debate.