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GOP presidential campaigns see format for two-hour debate on Aug. 23; second date named by RNC

The first Republican presidential primary debate will last two hours and include some pre-

taped questions submitted by students from a conservative group, according to formal rules sent to campaign teams. The Aug. 23 debate in Milwaukee will be hosted by Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum and start at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central. Format rules obtained by the Semafor news outlet said candidates will not make opening statements. Candidates should expect questions involving “sound or video”.

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