The second 2023 GOP Primary debate has concluded and there were not many standouts from the crowd on stage. President Donald Trump was notably absent just as he was during the first debate of the 2024 Presidential season. California Governor Gavin Newsom attended the debate to represent the Democratic Party. He appeared to be the most stately person in the building, including all Republicans on stage. Chris Christie, Doug Burgum, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, and Mike Pence participated in the debate. The debate was hosted by Fox Business and Univision at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.
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