Jan 28, 2016 9:46 AM by Cheryl Wengren
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Republican presidential candidates will take to the stage tonight in Des Moines, Iowa, for their final debate before the Iowa caucuses.
But the front-runner will not be there. Donald Trump says he's boycotting the event because host Fox News has treated him unfairly and then mocked him.
The other GOP candidates are hoping that Trump's absence will not only give them the opportunity to shine, but damage Trump's standing with Iowa voters.