Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul took the stage in October during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The number of GOP presidential contenders continues to shrink with the exit Monday of Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul took the stage in October during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The number of GOP presidential contenders continues to shrink with the exit Monday of Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Brennan Linsley The Associated Press
Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul took the stage in October during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The number of GOP presidential contenders continues to shrink with the exit Monday of Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Brennan Linsley The Associated Press

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