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, depending on your TV services provider. Please note the debate will not air on FOX 13.

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