Fox Business Announces Candidate Lineups for GOP Debate

By Mark Joyella 

Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs has announced the lineups for next week’s Republican presidential debate, with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump remaining in the center stage position.

Trump will be flanked by Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, with Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Rand Paul filling out the stage.

The debate, with The Wall Street Journal as a media partner, airs on Fox Business next Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.

Four candidates have been designated for the undercard debate (Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal) which will air at 7 p.m. ET.

The four polls used in the averages to determine eligibility (candidates scoring 2.5 percent or higher were eligible for the 9 p.m. debate, while candidates falling below that threshold but clearing 1 percent earned places in the undercard) based on an average of the four most recent national polls were conducted by the following organizations: FOX News, Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP, Quinnipiac University, and The Wall Street Journal/NBC News.