SIMI VALLEY, California, USA. —
Seven candidates for the Republican presidential nomination will face each other in their second debate on Wednesday to try to stop the momentum of former President Donald Trump, who is very confident of his big victory in his party’s primaries. that he did not want to share the stage with them. .
The hopefuls will meet at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California for an event sponsored by the Fox Business network. Meanwhile, Trump will give a speech in Michigan, in the middle of the auto union strike, to try to win the votes of the workers in this state that are important in the general election.
This is an important moment for the Republican campaign, with less than four months left until the formal start of the candidate election process with the Iowa caucuses. decades in prison. His opponents are running out of time to close the gap, hence the possibility of more direct attacks on the former president instead of the caution shown in the first debate.
Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and former Trump-appointed ambassador to the United Nations, has drawn bigger crowds and more interest since her first debate against businessman and political novice Vivek Ramaswamy. .
Another who needed a big night was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who gave ground despite his laborious attempt to appear as the leading alternative to Trump.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. South Carolina’s Tim Scott and Ramaswamy also looked to have a stellar night. Ramaswamy managed to attract the spotlight several times in Milwaukee, but other candidates revealed his lack of political experience.
Completing the cast are the governor of North Dakota, Doug Burkum, and the former governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, who put his wishes in the attacks on Trump.
Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who qualified for the first debate but did not, announced at a press conference in Michigan that he would attack Trump.