Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on presidential debate

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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“Overall tonight’s GOP debate was more of the same: Republicans picking at each other during a race to the right on immigration, foreign policy and taxes.

“Most concerning is how the candidates are wrong for the middle class and those who strive to be part of the middle class. Republicans continue to push for the same failed tax policies that prioritize those at the very top. These tired trickle-down policies that Americans continue to reject make it clear that Republicans will not fight for hardworking Americans.

“Enough of the been there, done that. Voters can depend on Democratic candidates to have new ideas to move our country forward for all. Our candidates look forward to making that contrast in the months to come.”