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Republican candidates show their differences

Social issues, war, immigration are debate themes

Representative Duncan Hunter of California, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, Representative Ron Paul of Texas, Representative Thomas Tancredo of Colorado, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Senator John McCain of Arizona last night in Simi Valley, Calif. Representative Duncan Hunter of California, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, Representative Ron Paul of Texas, Representative Thomas Tancredo of Colorado, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Senator John McCain of Arizona last night in Simi Valley, Calif. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / May 4, 2007

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The 10 declared Republican candidates for president introduced themselves to the nation last night in their first debate of the 2008 campaign season, displaying sharp differences over social issues, immigration, and the pursuit of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as they sought to make a strong first impression with voters. (Full article: 1140 words)

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