(USNewsMag.com) – While a date has not been announced, the location of the Republican Party’s second presidential primary debate is set to be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel announced the location April 20, during a speech at the Simi Valley, California library. McDaniel was speaking at the library as part of a speaker series hosted by the library called “A Time For Choosing.” During her speech she highlighted Republican efforts to protect the rights to free speech as well as gun rights.
She also spoke about border control at the southern border and support for law enforcement. McDaniel commended former President Ronald Reagan’s policies and views during her speech.
Criteria for candidates to be qualified for the debate was not announced. Also not yet announced was where the debate will air.
Over the years, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has hosted four Republican Party presidential primary debates, including hosting the 2015 Republican Party presidential primary debate.
This will be the fifth debate over four election cycles that have been hosted at the library, according to Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute President and Chief Executive Officer David Trulio.
The Republican Party will hold its first presidential primary debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The debate, which will be held in August, will be aired on Fox News and streamed on Rumble. The 2024 Republican National Convention will be held 11 months later in Milwaukee.
The Republican field is expected to be crowded. So far, former President Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, the former United Nations Ambassador and former governor of South Carolina, Asa Hutchinson, the former governor of South Carolina, talk radio show host Larry Elder and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have announced campaigns for the 2024 Republican nomination for president.
An exploratory committee was launched by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. It is also expected that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running after the Florida Legislature ends its session in May.
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