Republican hopefuls spar in TV debate

Debate between potential Republican candidates for president focuses on economy, health care and tax cuts.


    The seven men and one woman hoping to win the Republican nomination the run against incumbent Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election have begun battling it out on television.

    The so-called Tea Party debate, named for a new ultra-conservative branch of the Republican party, was dominated by issues of economy, health care and spending cuts.

    This debate was crucial even though there is still a long way to go to win the support of American conservatives. Even so, in the months ahead, one of these candidates will emerge as Obama's challenger.

    Al Jazeera correspondent Andy Gallacher reports from Tampa, Florida.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.