Lower-polling candidates take part in GOP pre-debate

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, also raised her stock a bit, but not a ton.


Perry will be joined in the earlier debate, dubbed the “kids’ table” by pundits, by former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen.

Gov. Pataki– last 8 years in the private sector- helpful- rebuild our military- end crony capitalism in Washington.

Like Fiorina, Trump never held elected office.

Trump in particular has pushed the issue of immigration throughout the summer, drawing criticism for saying Mexican immigrants are rapists. Only the top 10 in an average of national polls can participate. Rick Santorum, R-PA, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and businesswoman Carly Fiorina answered questions from FOX News’ Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer. He noted that Trump once supported universal health care.

When asked by the moderator to explain why Trump is getting all of the attention, Fiorina was able to deliver a jab at the real estate mogul over his ties to the Clintons. It also reminds them how ineffective and inarticulate such defenses of conservatism usually are.

Trump will be standing center stage during the prime time debate starting at 9 p.m. But in a field as crowded as this one – particularly one that features Trump – it’s hard to imagine the candidates will ignore each other completely in their first nationally televised meeting. “You’re not going to get it”. He said Americans are looking for someone to give them hope. The remaining seven were relegated to a pre-debate forum.

Before the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, there was the undercard: a match-up of seven GOP candidates who didn’t have the poll numbers to make the main event.

The main event starts at 9 p.m. with 10 candidates, selected based on their rank in five recent national polls.

The elephant in the room – a Republican one of course – not on the early show stage was Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Dismantle your gun rights”.

The NRA has spent millions doing the opposite.

The questions will be determined by Fox News.

Said South Carolina Sen.

The primary marked the beginning of Republicans’ bid to reclaim the White House.

Most of the debate in Cleveland, Ohio, was focused on the familiar themes Republican candidates have talked about on the campaign trail, including Hillary Clinton, opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, and blasting how the administration has dealt with ISIS.

Bush could have the most to lose Thursday night.

The first debate highlighted deep divisions within the Republican Party, with Kentucky Sen.

Haley says that people coming together in the wake of the shooting led to the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capital in Columbia. “I don’t think anybody should expand Medicaid”, he says.

She spoke at a GOP lunch just blocks from the site of Thursday night’s debate in Cleveland. “I will debate her on her positions”.


She also told Matthews that “by any standard common sense measure”, Clinton has lied about a number of issues. He escaped fairly untouched in the first round. Perry looks surprised, but doesn’t back down. He’ll join an array of Republican officeholders and some newcomers. However, the situation on sanctuary cities was raised in both the earlier and later debates. Trump has also been a big donor to the Clintons’ family foundation and current Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign.

Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign