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GOP debate watch party reaction in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Thursday night, America got a look at how ten Republican front-runners handle the limelight in the first debate of the Republican National Committee primary race.

In Savannah, the Georgia Grassroots Coalition and others gathered at B&D Burgers to watch the debate. They say no matter what your party affiliation, paying attention to events like this is all about staying informed.

"I say one, you stop complaining. Number two, you go, you watch the debate, you educate yourself, and you become informed. You go out there and you pick the candidate that you believe in, that you feel would be the best president of the United States and you work as hard as you can to get them elected,” Jeanne Seaver, Georgia Grassroots Coalition, said.

As soon as the debate started, all eyes were glued to the screen, and people were intently listening, cheering at times even, as the ten candidates covered points from national security to education. Even though this is the first of many debates, people say the first is just as important as the last leading up to next year’s election.

"We really need to do our homework this time. And that's why I am here, I'm going to do my homework on this group. And I'm just so glad that so many Republicans decided to step up, the ones that really have the country's best interest at heart will show and shine through,” said Deb Broderick, GOP debate viewer.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be stopping by the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah Friday afternoon as part of a seven-day bus tour through eight southern states.

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