Republican presidential candidates, Ben Carson, Donald Trump,
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina took part in the second Republican debate on Thursday night.
The debate began with opening statements from the candidates for what would be an interesting debate.
Many of the candidates made drastic changes to their plans recently.
One example included Carly Fiorina who pushed back her original plan to release her tax returns one day
before the debate so she could talk about them during her opening statement instead.
The live blog also reports on other things that happen throughout the night such as when
Donald Trump seemed taken aback by Marco Rubio’s attack towards him and when he responded “smart guy.
He never gained much in this country.” He later said that he thought he was the only person that goes after Rubio,
but Jeb Bush and Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican from South Carolina) joined in.
The live blog also reports on what the candidates plan to do for America. Ben Carson answered
a question about his plan to create a new housing plan for poor families, but did not mention
a program to fix existing housing. Marco Rubio did mention a new program to fix housing issues and did take credit for a similar program during his time as Florida Governor.
The live blog posted a quote from Rubio that stated that his plan will fix the problem for
Americans “because they’re working harder than ever and they’re being left behind.”
As candidates talked about their plans for America, Ted Cruz talked about the Supreme Court
and also brought up Obamacare. He is against both laws and said that if elected president,
he would have a litmus test for any judge he would appoint. Cruz said the only way to get rid of
Obamacare is to “repeal every word of it.” He later talked about his former boss, President
Obama, saying that Obama was the biggest obstacle facing America today.
As the live blog reported, the audience booed the candidates for not making their plans specific
and also booed Trump when he talked about how Syrian refugees would take away jobs from
Americans. The live blog also reported that Carson did not mention a plan to prevent Syrian refugees from entering America.
After the debate was just about over, Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio did a back and forth on
stage during which Rubio referred to Fiorina as a lady and she called him a goon just before
leaving the stage. After Fiorina left, Rubio continued to call her a lady.
Republican presidential candidates taking part in Thursday’s debate included Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.
The main three candidates are Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz. Many other candidates are polling lower than this group of three.
The Republican Party has placed the debate in the Coors Event Center at the University of Colorado Boulder
because it is larger than their usual locations for debates at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The Republican Party announced that viewership estimates show that 24 million people
watched the first presidential debate on Fox News Channel which was moderated by Megyn
Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. This broke a record for any primary debate in television history.
The Republican Party originally announced that the debate would be moderated by Kelly, Baier and Wallace.
Wallace was not able to participate and it was announced that Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer would substitute for him.
This would be the first time a Fox News Channel anchor did not moderate a Republican debate
since former host John Kasich left the network in 2009 after running for governor in Ohio.
At 5:00pm EST on Thursday, the Republican National Committee tweeted that Donald Trump
was still seeking $5 million from Fox News Channel, but 20 minutes later said that an agreement had been reached between Trump and the channel.
During the first Republican debate, The Donald was the only candidate to refrain from saying he would not run as an independent.
Rubio said that Trump had previously run as a Democrat, which he has definitely done so in the past.
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The Republican National Committee has come out against the Fair Play Fair Pay Act because they believe it
“would place federal bureaucrats in charge of policing how broadcasters spend their advertising revenue.”
The bill is aimed at having radio stations pay artists and record companies for music played on their stations.
The Republican National Committee believes that this is a government problem that should be left up to the FCC.
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