14 Republicans attend First Voters Presidential Forum

Published 08/03 2015 10:32PM

Updated 08/03 2015 10:32PM

Republican presidential candidates had a warm-up to the first debate during Monday night's New Hampshire Union Leader's Voters First  Presidential Forum.
14 of the 17 major GOP candidates attended.
Local 4 broadcast the entire 2-hour event from Manchester, New Hampshire.
The forum consisted of two rounds for each candidate.
The candidates answered a few questions on different topics, like their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, how to handle immigration reform, and the Iran nuclear deal.
The republicans took every opportunity they could to criticize the Obama administration and the political power structure in Washington D.C. 
The candidates who attended included Ohio Governor John Kasich, George Pataki, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Senator Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Governor Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, and Jim Gilmore were the only three candidates who didn't make an appearance during the forum. 
There was no back and forth between the candidates at Monday night's forum.
That will happen when they meet Thursday for the first GOP Presidential debate.
Only the top ten candidates based on their averages in five polls will take part in the prime time debate.
The candidates outside the top ten participate in a one-hour debate earlier. 


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