Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum to Join Trump's Fox Debate Boycott Event

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Aides to both candidates say they will be traveling to the Trump event after participating in the undercard debate.

Donald Trump will be joined by two of his rivals at the event he's throwing in place of attending Thursday's GOP debate on Fox News.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be joining Trump at a veterans benefit at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Aides to both candidates say they will be traveling to the Trump event after participating in the undercard debate for candidates whose poll numbers aren't high enough to qualify for the main stage.

Huckabee said on CNN that the move should not be seen as an endorsement of Trump's candidacy. He said he didn't have anything else to do at the time and is "delighted to join with Donald Trump in an effort to salute veterans."

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