CNN Republican presidential debates will be broadcast live on 95.3 MNC

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

July 4th history
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Both CNN Republican presidential debates set for Wednesday night, Sept. 16, will be broadcast live on 95.3 MNC and 953mnc.com.

Tune in on your radio at 95.3 MNC or on your computer, phone or tablet online beginning at 5 p.m. for full coverage, including analysis before and after the debates.

The first debate begins at 6 p.m. and features the Republican candidates who finished outside the top 10 in recent national polls: Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal and George Pataki.

The second debate begins at 8 p.m. and will include Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina. Fiorina was invited as the 11th candidate in the top 10 debate because her average support placed her within the top 10 in polls conducted after the first debate in August.

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, who participated in the Aug. 6 debate hosted by Fox News, did not qualify for either CNN debate.

Both debates are at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Valif., and are hosted and moderated by Jake Tapper of CNN and Hugh Hewitt of Salem Media Group.