Fiorina Gains Spot in CNN’s Main Republican Debate

CNN announces a field of 11 candidates for its Sept. 16 GOP presidential debate, with Carly Fiorina -- who didn’t qualify for the Fox News primetime faceoff last month -- grabbing a spot.

  • Others making cut, determined by their showing in natl’ polls, for 8pm (EDT) debate are Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie
  • Missing cut are Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal,George Pataki, Lindsey Graham
    • A debate starting at 6pm (EDT) will be held among second-tier candidates
  • Debates being held at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
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