Carly Fiorina Makes Cut as CNN Announces Candidates in Second GOP Debate

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO will join the 10 contenders from last month’s Fox News event in new face-off on Sept. 16

Carly Fiorina made the cut for the second top-tier GOP presidential debate on Sept. 16, CNN announced Thursday.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO will join the 10 candidates from the first debate on Fox News last month: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich and Chris Christie.
While the top 11 candidates will hit the main stage at 8 p.m ET, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Bobby Jindal, and Lindsay Graham will appear in the earlier 6 p.m. ET debate.
The criteria for the CNN debate was changed after the cable news network was lambasted by Fiorina’s team for excluding her from the main debate despite her post Fox News debate boost.

The debate will be moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and will also feature questions from conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Earlier this month, Trump accused Hewitt of asking him unfair questions about foreign affairs during an interview.