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For the First Time Ever, This Tea Party Favorite Got the Most Speaking Time at a GOP Debate

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) received the most speaking time at Tuesday night's Fox Business/Wall Street Journal Republican debate, according to an analysis.

Washington Examiner reporter Jason Russell tweeted out the final numbers, showing Cruz snag the number one spot for the first time in the 2016 cycle.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in with a close second, followed by real estate tycoon Donald Trump and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Surprisingly, despite consistently placing in the top spots in national polls, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson had the least speaking time of any of the candidates.

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