Published February 12, 2016 by Rebecca Shabad (CBS News)
The six remaining major GOP presidential candidates have all qualified for CBS News’ Republican debate in South Carolina on Saturday night, the network announced Friday.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz , Marco Rubio , Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich have been invited to participate in the debate at the Peace Center in Greenville.
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who had only previously participated in undercard debates, did not qualify for the main stage, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped out of the 2016 race earlier this week.
Face the Nation anchor and CBS News political director John Dickerson will be the debate’s main moderator and will be joined by CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel.
The debate will air live on CBS from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, and network’s digital streaming service, CBSN, will offer extensive coverage before, during and after the debate.
Criteria to qualify for the debate were announced on Tuesday, ahead of New Hampshire’s primary.Follow @FortySixNews