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Live Coverage: The first Republican presidential debate

2016Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads our live coverage of the first Republican Party presidential debate. Follow along in the comments section for the play-by-play from the debate, and feel free to join in with your observations, questions and more.


  • Time: 9 p.m. Eastern
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Fox News Channel


  • Real estate magnate Donald Trump
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich.