On Wednesday night, Dana Perino, FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, and Univision’s Ilia Calderón moderated the second Republican Presidential Primary Debate from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. While seven White House hopefuls fought to make their voices heard on the debate stage, the GOP frontrunner, former President Trump, was absent from the debate, opting to hold a rally at a non-union auto factory in Michigan.

With the next GOP debate scheduled for November 8th, how can candidates convince voters that they deserve the nomination, in a field that’s only slimming?


FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar looks back at highlights from last night’s debate and provides his analysis of each candidate’s strengths and vulnerabilities. He emphasizes that if the candidate field does not narrow down soon, the chances of a rematch between former President Trump and President Biden will only increase.


Uphill Battle: Amid a looming government shutdown, House Republicans are still divided on passing spending deals. GOP presidential candidates are campaigning on the economic stress caused by the Biden administration, how will the lack of unity in Washington impact the party’s fiscal image?

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