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The GOP Debate Clock: Fiorina Has The Most Time So Far

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NPR will track how much air time each of the candidates get in Wednesday night's debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)i

NPR will track how much air time each of the candidates get in Wednesday night’s debate. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

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NPR will track how much air time each of the candidates get in Wednesday night's debate.  (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

NPR will track how much air time each of the candidates get in Wednesday night’s debate. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Patrick Sison/AP

Republican presidential candidates will square off for the third time Wednesday night. The lineup looks similar to the last debate with the exception of Scott Walker, who dropped out Sept. 22.

The debate, hosted by CNBC, is expected to focus on business and the economy. It will last two hours, including commercials, and give each candidate a 30-second opening and closing statement. Those were demands made by Donald Trump and Ben Carson, who were unhappy with the three hour GOP debate last month. According to NPR’s tallies, Trump has had the most speaking time in all the debates so far.

The four candidates lowest in the polls will take the stage at 6 p.m. ET for the “undercard” debate. The remaining 11 will debate in the prime time event at 8 p.m. ET. Check back at each commercial break to see NPR’s updated speaking times.

Here is NPR’s tally for how much airtime each main-stage candidate got in the prime-time debate, after the first commercial break:

Fiorina: 4:22

Cruz: 3:50

Rubio: 3:28

Kasich: 3:25

Huckabee: 2:50

Trump: 2:40

Christie: 2:25

Paul: 2:03

Carson: 1:56

Bush: 1:38

The earlier, 6p.m. debate tally:

Bobby Jindal: 10:38

Lindsey Graham: 9:33

Rick Santorum: 9:29

George Pataki: 8:38

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/28/452651556/the-debate-clock-who-spoke-the-longest?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news



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