CLEVELAND, Ohio — The country’s future president could take the stage tonight at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 campaign will take place at 6 p.m. It will include the top 10 ranking candidates based on polling and announced by Fox News Tuesday and will begin just before 6 p.m., lasting two hours.
The candidates have been arriving in Cleveland throughout the day, and many were taking to social media or stopping at spots in town to make their presence known. Donald Trump arrived just before 2 p.m.
The remaining seven candidates will participate in a 2 p.m. debate on the same stage.
Mike Huckabee started his morning with a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marco Rubio stopped at the TownHall Bar and Cafe in Ohio City Wednesday night.
Rick Santorum was in Independence addressing the Ohio Pastors’ Policy Conference. And Lindsey Graham stopped to say hi to crews at the Q.