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CNN announces lineup for GOP presidential debate


Carly Fiorina is in.

CNN revealed the candidate lineup for Wednesday's second Republican presidential debate. The main draw will feature Fiorina, thanks to a last-minute rule change by the network to account for Fiorina's poll bump since the first debate was held last month in Cleveland.

The difference is that the grownups' table will have 11 candidates instead of 10 -- which means even less time for each one to make an impression. The kids' table will have five candidates instead of seven, due to Fiorina's departure and the absence of Jim Gilmore, who was not invited because he didn't meet organizers' criteria to qualify.

Like on that occasion, CNN plans two debates: one at 6 p.m. for the lowest-polling candidates and one at 8 p.m. for everyone else. Both will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Here are the lineups:

8 p.m. -- Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina

6 p.m. -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham