Christie, Rand Make Main Stage Debate

CNN announced its lineup for Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary debate, which will feature nine candidates including Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul. Prior to Sunday’s decision, it seemed that Paul would miss the cut based on polling criteria. It is unclear as to how CNN made the final determination to include the Kentucky senator. The early undercard debate with feature Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki.