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The Strip readying for Trump, GOP debate

Posted at 7:07 PM, Dec 13, 2015
The eyes of the political world will be on Las Vegas this week when the final GOP debate comes to the Strip.
Nine Republican candidates will take the stage Tuesday at The Venetian hotel-casino.
"It's going to be an important one and I think it will tell who's going to come out on top," said Judy Newell of Atlanta.
Donald Trump leads most polls, and the controversial frontrunner was a lightning rod of opinions on Sunday.
"He's just kind of a showman who grabs attention and that gets the people that are backing him more energized," said Monica Cagnet of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lucia Duncan of St. George, Utah praised Trump for telling the truth.
"We finally have a candidate who tells us the good, the bad and the ugly," Duncan said.
Cagnet's husband, Steve, wants to hear the truth from all the candidates.
"Everybody complains, but nobody says what they will do, whether it's health care or issues or anything," he said.
A "No Hate Debate" rally is scheduled for Monday outside The Venetian. Organizers say the purpose is to hold the debaters accountable for their "hate speech."
Venetian officials say they're prepared for the rally and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers and security will be on hand.