FOLLOW LIVE: Fact-checking the CNN GOP debate

Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 20:23:44-05

Nine candidates are facing off for the final Republican presidential primary debate of 2015, a critical event that will help shape the contest heading into the Iowa caucuses.

Donald Trump, the front-runner for the nomination, is again center stage. Surrounding him are Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul.

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