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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican presidential contenders and party leaders are railing against the moderators of the third GOP debate.

The candidates complained during their face-off Wednesday evening that the CNBC moderators’ questions were hostile and based on inaccurate premises.

Several complained the network was more interested in pitting candidates against each other than discussing serious issues.

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus added in a statement that the moderators had done a disservice to their network, the candidates and voters.

He says he plans to fight to ensure future debates allow for a more robust exchange.

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