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GOP debate: USC professor analyzes what went down




Ted Cruz, center, talks about the mainstream media as Carly Fiorina, left, and Chris Christie look on during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Ted Cruz, center, talks about the mainstream media as Carly Fiorina, left, and Chris Christie look on during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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The third GOP primary debate, hosted by CNBC on Wednesday night, was supposed to focus on jobs, taxes and the economy. But things didn't go exactly as planned for the cable news channel. 

At times, moderators had trouble reining in the presidential hopefuls, who were quick to criticize each other and the CNBC moderators. 

Ange-Marie Hancock, associate professor of political science and gender studies at USC, gives her analysis.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue audio player above.