This is a little later than usual.
In the 2008 race, the first Republican debate was on May 3, 2007 in California
In the 2012 race, the first debate was on May 5th, 2011 in Greenville, SC
Sources with the the Fox News Channel confirms to FOX 8 that the first Republican presidential debate is set for August 6 in Cleveland. The network will air the debate.
It’s set to be held at Quicken Loans Arena.
Six candidates have declared their intention to run. There’s an ongoing discussion as to which of the candidates will qualify for the debate.