Lineup set for third GOP presidential debate

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lineup for next week's Republican presidential debate has been set.

Host CNBC announced Wednesday that 10 candidates will share the stage for the Boulder, Colorado, primetime affair. That's one less person than the party's last meeting because Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suspended his campaign.

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center at Wednesday's 8 p.m. EDT event alongside fellow outsider Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon.

Other participants include Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former technology executive Carly Fiorina, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

CNBC will host an "undercard" debate at 6 p.m. for those who didn't place in the top 10 in recent national polls.