Ted Cruz is in the center spot for this debate. Rand Paul clearly got the loudest reaction from the audience during introductions.
Megan starts out of the gate asking Ted Cruz what he thinks about Donald Trump not participating. Senator Cruz has been to all 99 counties. His father has preached in churches. If elected Iowa will be "fly to country." He pretended to take shots at everyone on the stage referring to it as the "Donald Trump portion of the debate."
Megan asked about the difference between calling Trump a voice against the Washington Cartel and reacting to Trump's personal attacks against him. "Issues and substance should be the meat of politics."