Trump refuses to rule out third party presidential bid

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FILE: Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced Tuesday, June 16, 2015, that he will run to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

(CNN) — Donald Trump upended the much-anticipated prime-time Republican presidential debate within the opening seconds.

When asked for a show of hands from anyone who would not rule out a third-party bid, Trump was the only one of 10 candidates on stage to raise his hand.

The candidates in Thursday’s debate are real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The primetime debate began at 7 p.m. Mountain Time and it will be available for viewing on Fox News Channel and foxnews.com, depending on your TV services provider. Please note the debate will not air on FOX 13.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/live-coverage/fox-news-republican-presidential-primary-debate for more information.