Describe one year in presidential politics, using just one sentence. Here's what Republicans said
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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06: The finishing touches are made to the stage for the Republican presidential debate at The Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</span></p>
A year ago, on Aug. 6, 2015, millions of curious Americans tuned into the first televised Republican presidential debate of the election season.
Back then, no one knew that the candidate who emerged as the star of a debate that smashed ratings records would a year later walk into the same Cleveland arena to accept the GOP nomination for president.
That debate was the first glimpse of the coming year in Republican presidential politics with Donald Trump at the helm of the party's ship.
To mark the extraordinary time since that first debate, WCPO.com asked local Republicans to sum up the year in politics -- in just one sentence.