Here Are the Republican Candidates That Will Debate on Thursday

August 4th 2015

Kyle Jaeger

The polls have spoken. Fox News announced the names of the top-10 Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday. The GOP hopefuls are set to square off at the season's first televised primary debate this week, and the stakes are high.

Based on the results of five polls conducted this week, the news organization determined that the following candidates will lead the pack when they meet in Cleveland, Ohio, for what CNN calls "arguably the most anticipated 2016 election event to date."

Here's the list of who will speak Thursday night:

Donald Trump (Businessman)

Donald Trump

Jeb Bush (Former Governor of Florida)

Jeb Bush

Scott Walker (Governor of Wisconsin)

Scott Walker

Dr. Ben Carson (Retired neurosurgeon)

Ben Carson

Mike Huckabee (Former Governor of Arkansas)

Mike Huckabee

Ted Cruz (United States Senator from Texas)

Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio (United States Senator from Florida)

Marco Rubio

Rand Paul (United States Senator from Kentucky)

Rand Paul

Chris Christie (Governor of New Jersey)

Chris Christie

John Kasich (Governor of Ohio)

John Kasich

The remaining candidates will still have the opportunity to convene and debate in Ohio this week, but they will not be featured in the nationally televised event. Instead, they will be invited to participate in a separate debate that will be held earlier Thursday, according to Politico.

Snubbed in the polls, but not yet forgotten are the following Republican candidates: Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore, and George Pataki.