GG News Bureau
WASHINGTON DC, 6th Dec. The Republican National Committee on Tuesday announced.that the Indian-Americans Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy are qualified for the fourth presidential debate scheduled to take place on Wednesday night in Alabama.
And the other two candidates are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
GOP presidential candidates will face off in Tuscaloosa in what will be the smallest debate stage lineup so far this year.
According to GOP National Committee, former President Donald Trump, the current frontrunner for the Republican nomination will skip the event, as all previous debates and will instead attend a fundraiser in Florida.
The announcement came just 6 weeks left until the Iowa caucuses open the 2024 Republican nomination calendar.
The candidates had to meet higher donor and polling criteria set by the RNC to make it to the fourth debate.
They had to have some 80,000 unique donors, with at least 200 in 20 states or territories.
The candidates had to register at least 6 per cent in two qualifying national polls or in one national poll and two polls from separate early-voting states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada.
RNC also required candidates to sign a pledge committed to support the eventual Republican nominee.