CLEVELAND- Fox News announced on Tuesday the candidates who will participate in the first Republican presidential debate.

The GOP debate will be held at 9 p.m. on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. It will air live on the Fox News Channel with moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier.

The top candidates, based on an average of the five most recent national polls, are as follows:

1. Donald Trump

2. Jeb Bush

3. Scott Walker

4. Mike Huckabee

5. Ben Carson

6. Ted Cruz

7. Marco Rubio

8. Rand Paul

9. Chris Christie

10. John Kasich



Article and Picture Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

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