The Fox Business Network has announced its lineups for its prime-time and undercard debates Thursday night in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Seven candidates — Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Donald Trump — made it to the 9 p.m. main stage debate.
While seven candidates received invitations onto the main stage, CEO Carly Fiorina and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul dropped to the 6 p.m. undercard debate. They will join Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
Paul told CNN earlier today that he will likely skip the preliminary debate because he has a first tier campaign worthy of being in a first tier debate. He said he plans to take his campaign to Iowa and New Hampshire and skip South Carolina.
FBN will live stream the Republican presidential debates and make them accessible to all desktop and mobile devices. The Pendulum will be covering the debates live from the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.