For the first time this cycle, tonight’s prime-time Republican debate in Milwaukee will feature just eight candidates from the unusually large field. Hosted by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal, it comes as candidates are facing growing scrutiny from both their rivals and the media.
It’s also the first time the contenders will be back together following last month’s CNBC debate, which ended up with the candidates and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus attacking the network and moderators and a short-lived rebellion by the various campaigns.
Look for Donald Trump to try to take down Ben Carson, Carson and Ted Cruz to be pelted with questions about their personal histories, and Jeb Bush to try to land a blow against his former protégé Marco Rubio.
The debate airs at 9 p.m. Eastern on the Fox Business Network.