Few could avoid the political crossfire Wednesday night at the third Republican presidential primary debate, where tensions flared among several candidates on stage – though perhaps the biggest clashes came between the candidates and the moderators.
This time, Donald Trump was hardly the only contender mixing it up on stage.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush went after fellow Floridian Marco Rubio early on for missing votes in the Senate. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has struggled in the polls, sharply criticized the race’s front-runners as unready and shopping “fantasy” policies to voters.
Yet a common target was the CNBC moderators themselves.