Repub­li­can debate: Four things to watch at the fourth con­test in Alaba­ma

Republican debate: Four things to watch at the fourth contest in Alabama

The Repub­li­can debate on Wednes­day will pit most of the lead­ing GOP can­di­dates for pres­i­dent against one anoth­er for the fourth time this year, less than six weeks ahead of the Iowa cau­cus­es.
Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL), for­mer South Car­oli­na Gov. Nik­ki Haley, for­mer New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie, and entre­pre­neur Vivek Ramaswamy will be on the debate stage in the piv­otal event in Alaba­ma. For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will be skip­ping the debate, as he did with the first three. Here are the four things to watch for in the Wednes­day debate.
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Can DeSan­tis main­tain momen­tum from the New­som debate?
DeSan­tis has had a bumpy pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, with his per­for­mances in pre­vi­ous GOP debates gen­er­al­ly viewed as sol­id, but his strong one-on-one debate per­for­mance against Gov. Gavin New­som (D‑CA) last week is some­thing the Flori­da gov­er­nor looks to build on going into Wednes­day’s Repub­li­can debate.
DeSan­tis was more aggres­si …