CBS will host a Republican presidential debate Saturday evening in South Carolina, featuring the six remaining candidates in a showdown that is sure to make an impact on the upcoming early primary state.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich will face off starting 9 p.m. ET at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C., with Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson, CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett, and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kimberley Strassel serving as moderators.
The debate will last two full hours, ending at 11 p.m. ET, and will be available to those without a television on the broadcast network's streaming service, CBSN.
This event is especially important coming off a Donald Trump landslide victory in New Hampshire, following a surprise Ted Cruz victory in the Iowa caucuses a week before. The Republican Party's nomination is still seemingly up for grabs, and the Palmetto State plays a key role in determining who will emerge a frontrunner heading into March's "Super Tuesday" cluster of primaries.
In order for candidates to have qualified for this debate, they must have placed among the top five candidates in the N.H. primary, or have placed among the top three in Iowa, or among the top five in an average of national and South Carolina-focused polls.
The S.C. primary takes place Saturday, February 20.