Ask the Expert: What can we expect from Wednesday's GOP presidential debate?


It's only August --five months before anyone casts a vote in the 2024 presidential election. But Wednesday night, eight candidates for the Republican nomination will be on the same stage for the first debate of the 2024 election season.

It'll include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former Vice President Mike Pence, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

That debate is set for 7 p.m. and will be held in Milwaukee. Can we expect any fireworks, especially since former President Donald Trump won't be on the stage?

Assistant professor of political science at the University of Texas at Dallas Dr. Thomas Gray joined Ask the Expert on Tuesday.

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