LIVE BLOG: Republican presidential debate

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 20:49:46-05
The first GOP debate of 2016 is happening tonight. The two hour "primetime debate," features frontrunner Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,  Ben Carson,  former Floirda Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and will begin at 9 p.m. 
Tonight's debate is being hosted by Fox Business Network, which will offer a livestream on the network's website.
Before the primetime debate, the network will air a smaller debate featuring Carly Fiorina, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, which will begin at 6 p.m. The candidates in this debate didn't reach the threshold to appear on the main stage. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was invited to participate in the 6 p.m. debate but is protesting his cut from the primetime event.