How to Watch Tonight’s Republican Debate Online

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The Republican presidential candidates will debate Thursday one last time before the Iowa caucuses.

Eight candidates qualified for the main debate, which will be held at 9 p.m., though front-runner Donald Trump has said that he will not appear due to concerns about moderator Megyn Kelly.

People who don’t subscribe to cable TV can watch the debate on their desktops or mobile devices at

Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern with the undercard debate featuring former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum, co-hosts of America’s Newsroom, will moderate.

The primetime debate is at 9 p.m. Eastern with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul qualifying for the main stage. Kelly will be joined by fellow Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.

The debate will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Fox News is partnering with Google to make the event more interactive. The Internet giant will use live data to determine which questions get asked, as well as offer a second screen experience. Viewers can follow along with Google Trends as the Internet responds to the candidates. Several YouTube users were selected to ask questions.

The hashtag for the debate is #GOPDebate.

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