Our time calculations from reporter and debate time keeper Megan Cassella show that Lindsey Graham dominated the previous debate with nearly 20 minutes at the mic. Santorum comes next with less than 16 minutes, followed by Jindal and Pataki.
Candidates are now walking out to the stage -- Donald Trump closes the line in a stroll with Chris Christie
Proud Santorum, imploring and at times funny Graham, persistent Jindal and a more diffident Pataki compared to the others on stage: that's the essence emotionally of this first debate.
The candidates attempt to leave, return for the applause, Jindal appears eager to get off the stage
This just in from reporter Amanda Becker, from Clinton's HQ in Brooklyn, where she has invited journalists to watch the GOP Debate:
"The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton again hosted reporters at its Brooklyn headquarters to watch the GOP debate.
In the viewing room, Clinton's team had posted large photos of each Republican candidate in the main debate, with quotes of former President Ronald Reagan, whose presidential library at which the debate is taking place, on key issues on which the current candidates have diverged.
"Ronald Reagan on immigration, October 21, 1984 (superimposed over Donald Trump): 'I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have libed here even though some time back they may have entered the country illegally.'"
"Ronald Reagan on gun violence, March 29, 2991 (superimposed over Jeb Bush): 'Critics claim that 'waiting period' legislation in the states that have it doesn't work, that criminals just go to nearby states that lack such laws to buy their weapons. True enough, and all the more reason to have a Federal law that fills the gaps.'"
"Ronald Reagan on unions, September 3, 1981 (superimposed over Scott Walker): 'Collective bargaining in the years since has played a major role in America's economic miracle.'"
Santorum: happy to fight.
"I'm angrier at the Republicans in DC than I am at the president. The president is a socialist, at least he does what he believes in" -- Jindal
It's bookends (Pataki and Graham) at times, seemingly vs. those in middle. Now Jindal is staring down Graham instead.
"I'm tired of telling people things they want to hear that I know I can't do": Graham
Narrowed eyes indicate Graham's anger with Putin's moves.