Locals React to Presidential Debate

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It was arguably the most anticipated event in modern political history on Monday night. Republicans and Democrats alike in Northwest Arkansas tuned in to to cheer on their favorite candidates. 

More than 100 million people watched as Lester Holt moderated. 

Trump supporters said they think he was prepared enough, maintained a policy driven debate, and kept the emotion out of it. 
 
While Hillary supporters said she really maintained her composure during Trump jabs and focused on the task at hand. 
 
Sydney Combs is the President of College Republicans of Arkansas. She said, “It seems to me like he’s really focused on making this more serious because, I know that he knows that he has to buckle down. And for people to take him more seriously, he needs to be more serious and just really focus on substance and policy and the questions the moderator is asking.”
 
“I just hope that Hillary just really gets to highlight her policies on families and children. I think that she definitely has the most to offer our nation,” said Democrat supporter, Claire Allison. 
 
 
The next debate is on October 9th and will be moderated by Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz. 

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