Des Moines, IOWA CNN  — 

Welcome to the CNN live blog, where we’re bringing you all the best moments from the Fox News Republican debate and Donald Trump’s event.

Your host for the evening is CNN Politics reporter Tal Kopan, who’s bringing you insights from the whole CNN political team, both in Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.

We’re also tracking Trump, who is boycotting the GOP debate, as he holds an event to benefit veterans at the same time as the Republican face-off.

As you’re following along with the candidates on stage, use #GOPDebate to engage with all the action on social media.