GOP Forum Focuses on Illegal Immigration


gop forum new hampshireDonald Trump may have been absent, but his influence over the Republican presidential primary was not at a GOP candidate forum in New Hampshire on Monday.

Each of the 11 candidates on stage touted their experience and answered rapid-fire questions, with many taking a hard line on illegal immigration and securing the U.S. border—a focal point of Trump’s campaign that has fueled his rise to a GOP frontrunner.

U.S. senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida appeared via video from Washington, where they attempted to de-fund Planned Parenthood in a high profile vote.

The forum served as a preview for Thursday’s first Republican debate in Cleveland, where only the top 10 GOP candidates in an aggregate of polls will face off in the nationally televised event. Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}