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Republicans battle before South Carolina debate

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:03

Republican candidates are hoping to slow Donald Trump's lead in the polls as they prepare for Saturday's debate in Greenville, South Carolina. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Another rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, another round of attacks on opponents...this time in Tampa, Florida. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Jeb, oh Jeb!" (makes sleeping gesture)/ "Cruz, where does he get his money?" On Twitter, the New York billionaire even made threats to sue the Texas senator. Now as Republicans prep for Saturday's debate in South Carolina...Trump's opponents are hoping it's another chance to slow his big lead in the polls. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, TED CRUZ, SAYING: "There is a reason that Donald engages in attacks, because it's all a smoke screen to hide from his record." When they both take the stage , alongside John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, Trump will also face pressure to show a more presidential side to his personality. After the debate, voters will have a week to decide on their candidate, as the state's Republican primary kicks off on February 20th.

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Republicans battle before South Carolina debate

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 01:03