Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made the cut for Tuesday night's primetime Republican presidential debate, CNN announced Sunday on State of the Union. Paul's recent polling numbers have been on the verge of the network's debate criteria. The senator will join Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz on the main stage in Las Vegas. Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki are set to face off beforehand in the undercard debate.

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