Fight Night for Republicans as They Debate in South Carolina

Will the gloves be off just 18 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa?
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We begin tonight with that giant battle this evening less than three weeks until Iowa now the Republican candidates on the stage Donald Trump center stage again. But he's in a virtual tie right now with Ted Cruz in Iowa and trumpets come out swinging after crew said trump and bodies quote. New York values. Senator Ted Cruz meanwhile taking heat for something else his finances after railing against the big Bakes there is new reporting tonight. But he got nearly a million dollars from loans in big bank loans were one of the banks where his wife worked. He is now explaining that and says he's ready for incoming fire tonight at ABC's Tom got misleading us off from South Carolina. You read up after the raptors all McDonald's we'll. Yeah. Was rocked by adoring fans pro abortion with the un world we might by the way I don't like this might. Does Mike system this out of the put it so we're not at a bank. Not paid for this spot tonight Woolsey of trump clashes with his closest rival senator Ted Cruz and with a cruise repeats his new attack on Trump's quote New York values. What do you mean New York yes what do you get that there. Day you can opt to idea that the that the rest of the country knows exactly what New York values are slump fighting back invoking 9/11. The way they handled that attack was one of the most incredible things that anybody has ever seen when you are not New York. You gotta go through me New York is an amazing place with amazing people. Tonight neutral jump on the new controversy about cruises loans from big banks. Crews for years railing against Wall Street. The federal government has bailed out Wall Street but somehow seems to abandon main street but now the New York told reporting Wall Street powerhouses Citibank and and Goldman sacks we're Cruz's wife Heidi worked. Loan crews nearly a million dollars for 112 city campaign cruise long states he and his wife used all their money to run. Writing his book I sat down with Heidi and told her sweetheart I want to put all of our liquid net worth into the campaign. But he never mentioned the loans in the book or out on the campaign trail and feel to include them in a public filing with the Federal Election Commission as required by law. When the news broke crews huddling with his aides before meeting reporters. It was the case that they were not filed exactly as the FCC requires them all and then finally. Cruise calls failing to report the loan quote inadvertent. The question tonight will Donald Trump parents. Alerts a big thing I know nothing about it. Blood here's a very big thing I hope he sells it I think he's a nice guy and I hope he gets itself. And Tom Dallas what is now live from South Carolina tonight Tom there's been so much talking leading up to tonight. Trump asking if Ted Cruz is even eligible to be president because he was born in Canada is that expected to come up tonight and its crews ready to respond. Well David I can tell you that trump has been hammering support for issue for weeks now and polls actually show this has hurt Peru's. But I spoke with the cruise campaign they say if this is brought up if he's attacked work crews is definitely gonna fire back. David top albums on the campaign trail every step of the way top banks.

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