GOP debate in quotes

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Businessman Donald Trump

When challenged on his comments regarding women: “I’ve been challenged by so many people, and frankly I don’t have time for total political correctness, and to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”

On his controversial comments regarding immigration: “They send the bad ones over, because they don’t want to pay for them, they don’t want to take care of them. Why should they, when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for ’em.”

More than once: “We don’t win anymore.”

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Gov. Jeb Bush

On Common Core education standards: If we are going to compete in this world we’re in today, there’s no possible way we can do it with lowering expectations and dumbing down everything. Children are going to suffer and families’ hearts are going to be broken that their kids won’t be able to get a job in the 21st century.”

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Sen. Marco Rubio

On executive experience not being a requirement for president: “I would add to that this election cannot be a resume competition … This election better be about the future, not the past.”

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Sen. Rand Paul

On the Patriot Act: “I want to collect more records from terrorists, but less records from innocent Americans. … The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over. John Adams said it was the spark that led to our independence, and I’m proud of standing for the Bill of Rights, and I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights.”

“You fundamentally misunderstand the Bill of Rights,” Paul told Gov. Christie. “Use the Fourth Amendment! Get a warrant! Get a judge to sign a warrant!”

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Gov. Chris Christie

On the Patriot Act: “I’m the only person on this stage who’s actually filed applications under the Patriot Act. … This is not theoretical to me. I went to the funerals.”

Christie also slammed Paul’s filibuster on the Patriot Act, saying, “Listen, senator, you know, when you’re sitting in a subcommittee, just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that.”

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Dr. Ben Carson

After not being offered a question for more than half an hour: “Thank you, Megyn. I wasn’t sure I was going to get to talk again.”

Then, discussing the use of enhanced interrogation techniques: “We’ve gotten into this mindset of fighting politically correct wars. There is no such thing as a politically correct war. … The left will say Carson doesn’t believe in the Geneva Convention. Carson doesn’t believe in stupid wars.”

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Gov. John Kasich

On the perception that Republicans favor the wealthy and do too little for the poor: “Economic growth is the key to everything, but once you have economic growth you have to reach out to the people in the shadows. … Restore the sense that the miracle will apply to you. Lift everybody. Unite everybody. And build a strong United States of America again.”

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Gov. Mike Huckabee

Discussing adjusting the Constitution to protect the rights of unborn children: “It’s time we admit the Supreme Court is not the supreme being.”

We should “protect children instead of rip up their body parts and sell them like they’re parts to a Buick,” he continued.

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Gov. Scott Walker

On cyber security: “Per the cyber attack with Russia the other day: It’s sad to think right now but probably the Russia and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton’s email server than do the members of the United States Congress.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz

On how to battle ISIS: “What we need is a commander in chief who makes clear, if you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, you are signing your death warrant.”

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