The first GOP debate for the primary presidential race will take place sometime this August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At the present time, three people have announced their intent to seek the Republican nomination, including President Donald J. Trump, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy.
As reported by TMJ4, citing a report by the New York Times, “The RNC debates committee decided on Thursday that all presidential candidates must sign a loyalty pledge promising to support the eventual nominee – or not participate in the debates.” According to the Washington Times, Trump has not committed to signing the loyalty pledge.
Other Republicans are also expected to seek the nomination, including but not limited to Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Milwaukee will also host the Republican National Convention, which will take place on July 15-18, 2024. At that time, party leaders will select a presidential candidate. According to Wisconsin GOP Chair Brian Schimming, “Wisconsin’s already been getting some attention from the individual candidates, but a debate puts most of them together on stage, draws attention not only to them, but to the host city.”
Wisconsin is a crucial swing state in the race for the presidency. Trump won the State of Wisconsin in 2016. As reported by The Hill, a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll shows Trump ahead of all prospective Republican candidates, and leading Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a hypothetical 2024 contest.
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