How Long Will Thursday's CNN Republican Debate Last?

How Long Will Thursday's CNN Republican Debate Last?

CNN is hosting yet another Republican debate on Thursday night, joined by the Washington Times and Salem Media Group as co-hosts, at the University of Miami. Following last week's GOP debate on Fox News, whether Donald Trump will keep conversation about his genitals and hands to a minimum and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will play nice, however, can only be answered at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Thursday. 

Also attending Thursday's debate are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, vying along with Rubio to take Trump down a notch. 

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Source: David J. Phillip/AP
Source: David J. Phillip/AP

The debate is only scheduled for two and a half hours, beginning at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Eastern, with Anderson Cooper's post-debate analysis beginning immediately after, according to CNN's TV schedule

While some of the GOP debates have trailed on to 3 hours long this campaign season, Thursday's debate will have a hard stop time at 11:00 p.m.

Trump and his controversies became the highlight of last Thursday's debate, and expect more of the same for this Thursday night's event at the University of Miami. 

Chris Riotta

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