MILWAUKEE (CN) - All eyes are on Milwaukee as Republicans seek a clear leader and a recovery from the tumultuous third debate in Colorado.
Fox Business Network is hosting the two-part debate along with the Wall Street Journal and the Republican National Committee, featuring a total of 12 Republican presidential candidates.
Fox Business said the debate will focus on economic and foreign policy issues and will be moderated by Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto of Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal's Gerard Baker.
The main debate is set to begin at 8 p.m. CST, and will feature the eight top-polling Republican candidates: Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Rand Paul.
A first debate featuring the lowest-polling candidates - Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum - kicked off at 6 p.m. CST.
Protestors gathered outside the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in downtown Milwaukee, chanting "Dump Trump" and holding signs demanding everything from clean energy, a cessation of aid to Israel and reform of marijuana laws.
A lone Donald Trump supporter in a Captain America costume offered free selfies.
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