Wednesday ushered in the second Republican debate with the early round for candidates outside the top ten airing at 6pm ET with Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham. The debate took place at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.


Originally aired on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, on CNN

Moderator: Jack Tapper with questions from Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt

Here is the full video:

Report from Newsweek

In an ‘undercard’ debate that signals a slowly winnowing Republican presidential field, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former New York Governor George Pataki, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum faced off on CNN on Wednesday evening. All four candidates are currently polling at 1 percent or less in national polls.

Rick Perry and Carly Fiorina, who were both on stage for the first GOP presidential debate in August, did not appear in the second debate of the 2016 election cycle. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry suspended his campaign on September 11, and Fiorina polled well enough after the August debate to earn a place in CNN’s main debate. Also missing: former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, who was bumped because of low polling.

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