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Minus Trump, GOP hopefuls test their appeal at N.H. forum

From left: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker lined up before a candidates forum at Saint Anselm College. Three other candidates participated remotely from Washington.

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A scattershot debate format and a blizzard of issues prevented any of the 14 participants from standing out.

Governor Charlie Baker.

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