Republicans host debate watch parties Wednesday

Posted at 3:38 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 03:38:02-04

Tampa Bay area Republican groups are hosting multiple presidential debate watch parties on Wednesday night.

The debate is taking place from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. It is the second in a series of presidential debates leading up to the presidential primary season beginning on February 1, 2015.

CNN is broadcasting the debate. Jake Tapper will be the head moderator.

Eleven candidates qualified for the prime time debate which begins at 8:00 p.m. The four candidates who rank lower in the polls will participate in an earlier debate starting at 6:00 p.m.

Here is a list of debate watch parties occurring on September 16, 2015:

Tampa Bay Young Republicans
Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
5303 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Watch party starts at 8:00 p.m.
TBYR will be having a creative "straw poll" for your favorite candidate at the party.
For more information contact Club President Janine Kiray at


Greater Brandon Republican Club
The Landing Bar and Grill
4351 Lynx Paw Trail
Valrico, FL 33596
Watch party starts at 8:00 p.m.
For more information contact: Steve Emerson at


Win Ben Win Supporters
Vine Restaurant and Wine Bar
17667 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, Florida 33568
Social hour starts at 7:00 p.m.
Watch party starts at 8:00 p.m.
RSVP your attendance to Ann Shane at

Ted Cruz Supporters
Havana Blues
5319 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL 33618
Watch party starts at 8:00 p.m.
For more information email: Luis Raul Laracuente at