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Crowded GOP presidential field races through campaign forum

Crowded GOP presidential field races through campaign forum

A Republican presidential forum on Monday felt more like speed dating than a typical political event. Candidates faced rapid-fire questions and spent a few minutes in the hot seat before being rotated offstage. They had little time to connect. The two-hour gathering in New Hampshire featured 14 White House hopefuls who were questioned individually. The event offered a window into the limitations presented by the size of the Republican field. A similar scenario will unfold in Cleveland on Thursday, when 10 candidates — those who rank highest in an aggregate of national polls — debate for 90 minutes. The candidate leading the pack, businessman turned reality TV star Donald...

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