Monday, January 11, 2016
BREAKING: Rand Paul Booted Off the Main Debate Stage
Rand Paul is done, as in it is over.
Rand and Carly Fiorina have been booted off the main stage at Thursday's Republican primary debate, Fox Business Network announced this evening.
The seven candidates who will appear on the main stage in North Charleston, S.C., are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich.
The candidates invited to the earlier, undercard debate are Rand, Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Rand told CNN this evening his exclusion from the main stage was "a mistake," and he won't attend the undercard debate. "We will not participate in anything that's not first-tier," Rand said.
UPDATE: VIDEO Rand Reacts to Getting Booted Off the Main Stage
at 7:15 PM