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GOP candidates make last-minute pitches

Posted at 12:06 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 10:29:22-05

The three main Republican candidates made their case to voters the day before the Republican caucuses.

Frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign says they packed about 8,000 supporters into the South Point Arena.

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It was clear to see who Trump considers his biggest competition as the Republican front runner twice attacked Ted Cruz during his 45 minute speech.
"This guy Cruz lies more than any human being I've ever met," Trump said.
Trump got loud cheers from the crowd as he talked about repealing Obamacare, building a wall at the Mexican border and charging higher import taxes to encourage companies to manufacture in America.
"Every time you send that unit into the United States you are going to pay a 35 percent tax," Trump said.
Trump made those statements hours after a Cruz campaign stop in Southern Nevada.
Cruz stuck largely to his strengths.
"The first thing I intend to do is rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by this president," Cruz said.
Meanwhile Rubio who finished second in the South Carolina primary spent the day in Northern Nevada.
He said he hopes the departure of Jeb Bush from the race will lead to gains in Tuesday's caucuses.
"We need to make America the best place in the world to start a new business," Rubio said. "That is why we are going to change the tax code.  That is why we are going to roll back regulations."
All of them are hoping their supporters show up to the caucuses on Tuesday evening.