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Area Republicans root for Trump during first debate

Area Republicans root for Trump during first debate

Local Republicans gathered at their Victory Headquarters on Richmond Road to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off.

Some attendees said the event provided the first chance to see the candidates share a stage but also an opportunity for political education, as about 20 people sat in a rough semi-circle around a flat screen TV turned to Fox News as Ronald Regan and Abraham Lincoln looked on from photos used to decorate the building's interior.

"We need a mental revolution," said Gregory DeBlase, a local Republican Party volunteer. He added that younger generations don't understand challenges that face the county, and erroneously choose to support what he...

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