[Ed. – Even without a big stake in the Super Bowl, I’m finding it hard to get excited about the GOP debate for some reason.]
Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals’ fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state’s high-stakes primary.
Billionaire Trump held a wide lead in polls in New Hampshire, with U.S. Senator Rubio of Florida second in a rapid rise ahead of Tuesday’s primary, part of the series of contests to pick the nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Trump and Rubio have taken flak from competitors as candidates launched an all-out offensive across New Hampshire.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush attacked Trump for using profane language and brought out his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, who accused Trump of misogyny over his criticisms of a Fox News anchor.
Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also went after Rubio. All three are vying for the favor of establishment Republicans in New Hampshire.