Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
The second 2024 Republican primary debate provided political fireworks as candidates not named Donald Trump sought the money and support they need to sustain their campaigns through the fall and winter.
Underneath the harsh lights and decommissioned Air Force One in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, the seven participating candidates — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, biotechnology entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) — competed for airtime to make their case why they should be the party’s alternative to Trump.
Here are the Washington Examiner’s winners and losers:
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