GOP presidential candidates attend debate in Des Moines, Iowa

GOP presidential candidates attend debate in Des Moines, Iowa

2016 Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul , New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz , Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich gather on stage prior to a GOP debate hosted by Fox News, January 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump has boycotted the debate, which is the final one before Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, February 1. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI