A D.N.C.-affiliated group is encouraging people to join in a Facebook page to watch GOP debate at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday night.
The event is expected to draw thousands of people, many of them on social media, the website states.
The event is being organized by the conservative nonprofit group America Rising, which has an event in the city on Thursday night, organizers said.
The organization is calling it a “virtual forum for our nation’s voters to discuss issues and candidates,” according to a Facebook event.
A number of Republican candidates are slated to appear at the event, including Sens.
Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.
Cruz is expected at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, while Lee is scheduled to appear 10 p.k. on Thursday, according to the site.
The candidates who will participate are expected to have more than 200 supporters, including organizers from America Rising.
The Republican National Committee said that in the past it has invited about 60 candidates to participate in debates, and has not seen the number of candidates it invited so far this year.
“The GOP is about creating jobs and growing our economy, and it is a great time to show our voters that our party values what we stand for,” the RNC said in a statement.
“With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, it is critical that we reach out to all Americans who are ready to make our voices heard.”
A number other events are planned, including a GOP town hall meeting on Thursday.
A rally is also scheduled for Thursday evening in Philadelphia.