At a crowded forum Thursday night at the
"I am running for
But it was Connolly and Browning who referred to Trump throughout the night. Both said Americans have prospered under Trump, and that they want to keep that momentum going.
Connolly, a former race car driver from
"Do you remember where we were four years ago at this time?" Connolly asked. "Still under the fear of the Obama regime. ... Now look at us. We are buoyant. We are motivated and happy."
Wild, an attorney and former
At the forum, Browning and Connolly took jabs at
When it came to immigration, Browning and Connolly toed the Trump line against sanctuary cities and counties and in favor of a wall at the Mexican border.
"When I say we need secure borders, I mean we need to finish building the wall, period. No excuses," Browning said.
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Both candidates addressed their commitment to fight abortion rights.
"I am 100% pro-life from conception to natural death," Connolly said. "The child is always innocent, regardless of how conceived."
Browning also said he supports school choice. In response to a question, Connolly expressed skepticism in climate change, similar to what the president has said.
The primary is
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