“Four GOP Candidates Take on the Pressure in Fourth Primary Debate!
Four Republican presidential candidates have qualified to participate in the fourth primary debate taking place this month, according to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal all met the qualifications necessary to join the debate. The four candidates join current front-runner Donald Trump, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Senator Marco Rubio in the lineup for the primetime debate, which will be hosted by Fox Business Network on November 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To secure a spot on the debate stage, a candidate must prove that they received support from at least 2.5 percent of primary voting Republicans in polls conducted between October 28 and December 13. In addition, candidates must display proof of a minimum of 100,000 individual donations. Governor Romney was the first to qualify for the debate, with his announcement taking place earlier this month. Santorum, Gingrich, and Jindal followed shortly after, each meeting the RNC’s criteria and posting to their official accounts on Twitter. The assembling of this prestigious line-up has political observers excited to witness the final GOP-sanctioned debate before voters start hitting the polls for the first primaries of the 2016 campaign season. Many believe this will be the most competitive lineup seen so far in the race, with the seven qualified candidates having earned at least 10 percent in at least one of the polls approved for use by the RNC in calculating who would qualify. Reactions from the hopefuls have been equally as enthusiastic. On Twitter, Governor Jindal commented, “I’m looking forward to hitting the debate stage and discussing the visions we each have for the future of our country.” It seems that Governor Romney, Senator Santorum, Speaker Gingrich, and Governor Jindal all seem ready to give voters a taste of what’s to come as the country draws closer to the main event of this historic election.