Fox News to host first ever Republican debate in Utah next week

By Doug G. Ware   |   Updated March 14, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Fox News will host the next Republican presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, next Monday, the network announced Monday.

The two-hour event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City on March 21 at 9:30 p.m. EDT, officials said, and will be open to all remaining GOP candidates in the primary race.

The debate will be the fourth by Fox News so far in the primary season, and will take place a day before voters in Utah and Arizona select a candidate.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich are all expected to participate.

Fox News' last three debates were the most-watched telecasts in the network's 20-year history.

The event will mark the first presidential debate ever held in Utah -- a state which is heavily Republican, but its capital, Salt Lake City, is heavily Democratic.

The Republican party has held 12 debates so far and the Democrats 8. The Democratic party's next debate is scheduled for April in a yet-to-be-determined city.

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