The Washington Post: Republican Rivals Clash Sharply in Combative Debate With No Trump

From a Washington Post story by Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer, and Marianne LeVine headlined “Republican rivals clash sharply in combative debate with no Trump”:

Republican presidential contenders targeted each other Wednesday as much as they did the absent front-runner, Donald Trump, in a combative first debate with a series of heated clashes reflecting the fierce competition to emerge as the main alternative to the former president.