The lineup for the final Republican televised debate this year is set and Mike Huckabee is again with a small group to be exposed only among a group of four lagging four behind in polls. The main debate is at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on CNN.

Rand Paul snuck onto the main stage with a slightly better poll showing in Iowa where Huckabee again trailed badly in a state he won in 2008. Ted Cruz is the evangelical darling this year. And speaking of him, he announced an Arkansas campaign stop — in North Little Rock — on Dec. 22. It is one of 12 stops on a tour of stares with primaries March 1  That was supposed to be the Huck’s big day.