Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will appear at back-to-back events in Iowa on Thursday night.
He town hall events will give Haley and DeSantis, who have battled for second place behind former President Trump throughout their campaign, a chance to win over voters in the Hawkeye State just days before the Jan. 15 Iowa caucuses begin.
The events will air Thursday, January 4 on CNN and will take place at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will take first place at the event, which will begin at 9 p.m. ET and will be moderated by CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins.
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will take the stage next, at 10 p.m., in an event moderated by CNN anchor Erin Burnett.
Fox News Channel will host another series of public events on Monday and Tuesday at 6 pm EST in Des Moines with Haley and DeSantis.
Later in the month, CNN will also host a pair of Republican presidential conferences. primary debates in Januarythe first on January 10 in Des Moines and the second in Goffstown, NH on January 21.
DeSantis and Haley will appear in the Iowa debate next week. Former President Trump also qualified for the debate, but has chosen to participate at his own event on Fox News at the same time.
The events will give the candidates one last chance to influence voters in Iowa. Trump remains a clear favorite in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
In Iowa, Trump leads with 51.6 percent of the vote. DeSantis has 18 percent and Haley is close behind with 17.1 percent support, according to Decision Desk Headquarters, Partner of The Hill’s.
In New Hampshire, Trump maintains an advantage, although less overwhelming, with 41.6 percent. Haley, thanks to several strong debate performances, has seen growing support in recent months and now has 29.7 percent. DeSantis has fallen since August, now in fourth place with 7.4 percent support behind former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Decision Desk Headquarters Reports.
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