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Next GOP Debate to Feature More Carly Fiorina, Less of That Guy You’ve Never Heard Of

Meet the Press - Season 65
Carly Fiorina. Photo: William B. Plowman/NBC

CNN has revealed which candidates qualified for Wednesday’s GOP debate, and as predicted, Carly Fiorina has earned a spot on the main stage with Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich, and Chris Christie. The main event starts at 8 p.m., and like last time, the lower-tier candidates will face off at 6 p.m. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham made the cut, but CNN is excluding the final Republican candidate because he’s polling below one percent. (Give up? His name’s Jim Gilmore and he’s not even campaigning.)

Next Debate: More Fiorina, Less Unknown Guy