ABC News Hosts “New Hampshire: The Republicans Debate” in Partnership with WMUR, Independent Journal Review, RNC and Saint Anselm College

Primetime Coverage Starts Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., ET in Manchester, New Hampshire

 ABC News is partnering with ABC affiliate WMUR, Independent Journal Review, the Republican National Committee and Saint Anselm College to host “New Hampshire: The Republicans Debate” on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos kicks-off pre debate coverage at 8:00 p.m. ET with the powerhouse ABC News politics team in New Hampshire.

World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir and Co-Anchor of “This Week” and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz will moderate the debate. The debate will air live nationally on the ABC Television Network, locally on WMUR-TV and will be live streamed on ABCNews.com and across ABC News’ mobile and OTT platforms. An on-demand replay of the debate will be made available across these platforms as well. WMUR anchor Josh McElveen, along with conservative journalist and blogger Mary Katharine Ham, will join Muir and Raddatz in questioning the candidates.

CANDIDATES

The following candidates have gained an invitation to the ABC News Republican Presidential debate on February 6, 2016 per the criteria announced by ABC News on January 27, 2016. 

The candidates will take the stage at 8:15 p.m. ET in the following order from left to right:

John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Chris Christie

 

CRITERIA

Candidates can gain an invitation for the debate stage through one of the following ways:

1) Place among the top three candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. (OR)

2) Place among the top six candidates in an average of New Hampshire Republican presidential polls recognized by ABC News. To be included, polls must be conducted no earlier than Jan. 1, 2016, and must be released to the public before 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 4, 2016. Poll averages will not be rounded. (OR)

3) Place among the top six candidates in an average of national Republican presidential polls recognized by ABC News. To be included, polls must be conducted no earlier than Jan. 1, 2016, and must be released to the public before 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 4, 2016. Poll averages will not be rounded.

USAGE GUIDELINES

Beginning at 11:00 p.m., ET on Saturday, February 6, 2016, non-ABC News outlets, including Internet media, may excerpt up to 3:00 minutes of material from the debate for their regularly scheduled news programs with appropriate credit (outlined below) to ABC News.

Beginning at 5:00 a.m., ET (Sunday, February 7, 2016), non-ABC News outlets, including Internet media, may make use of additional clips of the debate with appropriate credit (outlined below) to ABC News.  Clips cannot exceed 5:00 minutes in length. Media outlets may use clips of the debate through the end of the 2016 election cycle, but may not rebroadcast the debate in its entirety unless granted permission by ABC News.

Media outlets should record ABC News’ over-the-air signal.

Mandatory credit is required as follows:

  • Television: verbal credit and onscreen credit reading “ABC News” must appear during each excerpt and remain onscreen for the duration of all excerpts.
  • Radio: each excerpt must be introduced with an audio credit to ABC News.
  • Digital outlets are only permitted to embed ABC News video player.

Please note: footage from the debates may not be used for any commercial purpose, including fundraising, advertisements, promotions or marketing of any kind.

ABC News reserves all of its rights and remedies in the event of any violation of its rights.

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