Republicans are considering a crowded but narrowing field to challenge President Biden in the 2024

Late Monday night, the Republican National Committee confirmed the names of the presidential candidates who will participate, but former leader and president Donald Trump is preparing to skip it for the third time.

Here's everything you need to know about the third Republican Party presidential debate.

When and where to watch: The third presidential debate is being held in partnership with the Republican Jewish Coalition. It will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County and will be broadcast from 8:00 PM Eastern European Time to 10:00 PM Eastern Time on NBC News on television, streaming, and digital platforms. The debate will also be live-streamed on Rumble, a video-sharing platform primarily oriented toward a conservative audience.

Moderators: Lester Holt and Kristen Welker from NBC News, along with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt from The Hugh Hewitt Show, will moderate the debates.

Who will be there and who won't: Candidates participating in the debates had to meet criteria set by the Republican National Committee (RNC), which included achieving higher numbers of voters and donor metrics than in the last two debates, as well as complying with Federal Election Commission deadlines. They also had to sign a commitment to support the eventual party nominee.

Chris Christie – A man without a party? Governor Chris Christie, a former New Jersey governor, submitted another bid for the Republican Party's nomination. Christie positions himself as a conservative alternative to Trump after severing ties with the former president following the January 6 Capitol attack. During the second Republican Party debate, Christie stated that he would "vote right now to have Donald Trump leave the island."

Republican Party presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is preparing to speak with journalists in the press room at the FOX Business' primary Republican debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 27. Mario Tama/Getty Images Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida – Over the past few weeks, Governor DeSantis has revamped his campaign strategy, focusing on issues that concern voters, such as immigration and inflation. DeSantis has been the target of attacks from Trump and criticism from Republicans for signing state laws limiting access to abortions and his response to immigration. Many considered him the most viable challenger to Trump from the Republican Party, but his campaign has faced challenges, including staff turnover.

Republican Party presidential candidate and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley answers questions from journalists after filing primary ballots in New Hampshire at the State House on October 13 in Concord, New Hampshire. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley – Haley, a former UN ambassador under Trump, has risen in public opinion polls in some states, such as New Hampshire, in recent weeks. New Hampshire is one of the early primary states, and while Trump still leads in polls, voters have cautioned him not to take their votes for granted. Haley was the first to challenge the former president, and during the second Republican Party debate, she argued with DeSantis and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott over energy policy and delivered a memorable quip aimed at her fellow contender, Vivek Ramaswamy.

Vivek Ramaswamy – He is one of the youngest candidates from the Republican Party and has used platforms like TikTok and podcasts to gain popularity among young voters, although this has drawn criticism from fellow candidates. The former technology and finance executive has been a prominent voice in conservative circles, speaking out against the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement and the "woke" movement. Ramaswamy gained support after the first Republican Party debates.

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina – Another contender from South Carolina, Scott brings diverse background and upbringing to the Republican Party, which is predominantly white-dominated. In recent months, Scott has made border policy a key issue, criticizing President Biden for not visiting the border and instead meeting with striking autoworkers, stating that border issues should take precedence over climate change. During the first debates, Scott pledged to complete the border wall, increase job creation within the country, and said states like California and New York should not be allowed to "perform abortions on demand" up until the birth of the child.

Trump has the right to participate in the elections but prefers not to participate, even though he is currently the favorite for this nomination.

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota are not eligible to participate in the debates.

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