Five Places to Watch the Second GOP Presidential Debate
***Update: CNN has changed the time of the main debate, which will now begin at 5 p.m. PST
Whether or not you're on team Trump, Wednesday night's second Republican presidential debate should be very entertaining. Perhaps even more so than the first debate last month.
The debate will feature the top 11 candidates — Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Rand Paul — and moderator Jake Tapper of CNN, who says he's planning to "pit candidates against each other" with questions specifically designed to stir them up.
"Look, they're going to want to talk to the camera, and they're going to get out their talking points, but I am going to attempt to get them to address each other and actually debate," Tapper told CNN reporter Brian Stelter. "Whether it's policy or politics or leadership, let's actually have them discuss and debate."
So if you thought the Chris Christie-Rand Paul smack-down over government surveillance was good at the first debate, Wednesday night may exceed your wildest expectations.
Here are five places in metro Phoenix to catch the debate (plus a little guidance on how to choose the best event for you):
1. Paz Cantina — Event Page
1011 N. 3rd St.
Gathering begins at 4:30 p.m.
Perfect for anyone who enjoys mocking Donald Trump or who can't wait to get outraged at whatever ridiculous thing Ted Cruz decides to say about "real Americans."
2. ASU College Republican viewing party — Event Page
ASU Tempe Campus, SCOB 228
Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Perfect for anyone who wants to kick back and watch Carly and Donald go at each other's throats or see Mike Huckabee's defense of Kim Davis ripped to shreds on live television.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
TicketsTue., Aug. 29, 6:40pm
All You Can Eat Value Pack - Mercury v Sun
TicketsFri., Sep. 1, 7:00pm
Phoenix Rising Football Club vs. Seattle Sounders 2
TicketsSat., Sep. 2, 7:30pm
All You Can Eat Value Pack - Mercury v Dream
TicketsSun., Sep. 3, 1:00pm
Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream
TicketsSun., Sep. 3, 1:00pm
3. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication — Event Page
555 N. Central Ave.
Begins at 5 p.m.
Perfect for anyone who wants to compare the debate moderating skills of CNN's Jake Tapper to those of Fox's Megyn Kelly.
4. Scottsdale Gun Club (hosted by Arizona for Scott Walker) — Event Page
14860 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
Begins at 5:00
Perfect for anyone who absolutely, 100 percent believes Scott Walker should be the next president of the United States.
5. TQLA (hosted by the Republican Party for Legislative District 25) — Event Page
1840 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa
Begins at 4 p.m.
Perfect for anyone who lives in the East Valley and can't wait to chow down on half-price appetizers while Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio try to out-Florida each other on their immigration platforms.
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