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GOP Chairman: CNBC should be ‘ashamed’ of how it handled debate

GOP candidates debate Social Security and medicare reform at third debate.

From chronic disease to Marco Rubio's mother, the GOP candidates outline their reasons and plans for much-needed social security and medicare reforms during the third presidential debate. The debate took place in Boulder, Colorado on October 28, 2
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From chronic disease to Marco Rubio's mother, the GOP candidates outline their reasons and plans for much-needed social security and medicare reforms during the third presidential debate. The debate took place in Boulder, Colorado on October 28, 2

rado The Republican Party chairman says CNBC should be “ashamed” at how it handled Wednesday’s presidential debate.

“While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight’s debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters,” said Chairman Reince Priebus.

“Our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates did their best to share ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work despite deeply unfortunate questioning from CNBC.”

Candidates too said they were frustrated, and Priebus echoed their concerns.

"One of the great things about our party is that we are able to have a dynamic exchange about which solutions will secure a prosperous future, and I will fight to ensure future debates allow for a more robust exchange. CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled,” he said.

During the third 2015 GOP debate, Floridians Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio disagree over a Sun Sentinel editorial calling out Rubio on his poor congressional attendance record. (Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)

David Lightman: 202-383-6101, @lightmandavid

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