Follow live as The Times covers tonight’s Republican debate

NYT FDWednesday, September 16, 2015

Good evening,

First Draft’s Maggie Haberman, Nick Confessore and Alan Rappeport are hosting a live chat tonight during the Republican debates. They will be joined by a team of policy experts who are fact checking the candidates.

Jonathan Martin laid out what the candidates need to do. And here’s how you can watch.

Join us for the debate and let us know what you think of the live chat format by commenting on Facebook, replying to us on Twitter or sending us feedback at firstdraft@nytimes.com.

We will also be live for the “undercard debate,” which begins at 6 p.m. eastern and we will continue through the night as the debate heats up on the main stage.

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