Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will appear alongside 10 other GOP presidential candidates who met the criteria to appear at CNN’s primetime Republican presidential debate on Sept. 16.
CNN tweeted an image of the lineup for the upcoming debate, scheduled to air live at 8 p.m., revealing that business mogul Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will stand at the three podiums in the center of the stage.
Fiorina missed the cut for first GOP debate on Fox News back in August, but has surged in the polls following a well-received performance in the so-called “JV debate.” Fiorina will be able to take the stage on Sept. 16 because CNN altered the rules on which polls they’d use to admit candidates to the debate. The network’s revised criteria used more recent polling that favored the former CEO.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul, Govs. John Kasich, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee will also appear on the main stage. And Trump, again, will be front and center.
Five candidates that poll lower, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, will appear at an earlier debate scheduled for 6 p.m.
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