How to watch the very first Republican presidential debate

It’s a whole new presidential election season, and you could make the case it all starts tonight. Candidates have been trying to make their mark for several months now, but the first Republican presidential debate will air live tonight starting at 9PM ET/8PM CT.

While FOX News will air the debates live on cable television and stream the debate as well using the FOX Nation service, the “official” streaming partner is actually Rumble. This conservative streaming channel will air the debate at this link on Wednesday night in New York. The debate is sponsored by and hosted by the Republican National Convention.

Of course, you can also use the FOX News app if you have cable service — in most cases, you just have to download the app to your smart television and login with your provider. FOX News digital options also include watching from the homepage as well.

What’s new about streaming the debates

Times have changed a bit since the last time we watched presidential debates. Most notably, Twitter has become more right-leaning which is a huge surprise. President Donald Trump will even chat with Tucker Carlson on Twitter during the debate, revealing that there is now competition on social media for not just where to find opinions but what to watch.

The new Rumble service also changes the landscape. If you are wondering how to stream the first Republican presidential debate, Rumble is the answer.

Who will be appearing on the debate stage

That also means former President Donald Trump won’t be at the presidential debate. Notable candidates who will be debating include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will also be on stage. The Republican Primary debate will be our first peek at all candidates in one forum.

The top candidates who will be on the stage include:

– Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

– Former Vice President Mike Pence

– Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

– Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

– North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

– Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

– Senator Tim Scott

– Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy

Topics of discussion

Topics of discussion might include state privacy laws, how our personal information is stored, why President Donald Trump is not there, which views former Vice President Mike Pence might ave about his old boss, Big Tech involvement in politics, and much more.