Prelude: Key Takeaways From the First 2024 Republican Primary Debate

Posted on 08-25-2023

Eight Republican presidential candidates took to the stage in Milwaukee on Wednesday night for the first debate of the 2024 presidential election cycle. 

Did you catch the first Debate?

We will be posting the highlights from each of the eight candidates over the next week… stay tuned!!

The Republican candidates who participated in the Fox News-hosted debate were North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Vice President Mike Pence, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. 

Fox News hosted the two-hour debate at the Fiserv Forum, which will also host the 2024 Republican National Convention on July 15 to 18 next year. 

Former President Donald Trump, the current GOP front-runner, was noticeably absent from the debate stage, opting instead to participate in a prerecorded interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Trump’s interview with Carlson was released on X, formerly Twitter, just before the eight Republican rivals took the debate stage. 

Over the next week we will post each candidate highlights as brought to you by Daily Signal who had some of the most noteworthy answers and exchanges from the debate. *

The FOX NEWS full debate is also available in the link if you are interested.

*If you are anxious and don’t want to wait: Takeaways From the First 2024 Republican Primary Debate (

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