Tuesday night was the last Republican debate in 2015 hosted by CNN/Salem Radio in Las Vegas, NV.
The fifth Republican debated was focused on national security and foreign policy due to the recent attack in San Bernardino, CA that killed 14 people, the deadliest on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001, and with Los Angeles Unified School District earlier in the day closing due to a threat that turned out to be determined a hoax. The district is the second largest in the nation, has 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 900 schools and 187 public charter schools.
The undercard debate had on the stage former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum, former New York Governor George Pataki and Senator Lindsey Graham.
When asked who won the undercard debate those that voted felt that Huckabee won and Santorum came in second.
The main event started a little late and had Ohio Governor John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Senator Rand Paul.
When asked who won the main debate those that voted felt that Cruz won and Paul came in second with Trump coming in third.
The next Republican debate will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, SC and will be hosted by Fox Business.