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Allan Smith

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

Allan Smith is a political reporter for NBC News.

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Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy clash at debate, calling each other an 'obnoxious blowhard' and 'fascist'

Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy went after each other during the fourth Republican presidential debates in one of the most heated fights yet.

The battle for second place will get hotter during the fourth Republican debate

Learn more about what to expect in the fourth Republican debate tonight on NewsNation, including major topics of interest, head-to-head arguments and more.

Republicans who want to beat Trump take a second look at being the first loser

With Trump nearing 80 years old and facing legal issues, some Republicans believe an alternative might have a chance by finishing a decisive second.

Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis debate abortion, taxes, crime and who's the bigger bully

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom duked it out in a roughly two-hour debate on Thursday on Fox News, with Sean Hannity as the moderator.

Nikki Haley’s home-state strategy faces a hitch: South Carolina is Trump country

Nikki Haley sees her home state as a launchpad. It could become her campaign's crash site, if Trump's longtime strength there can't be overcome.

Gov. Josh Shapiro thinks voters have Trump 'brain fog.' He wants Biden to refresh their memory.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro sat with NBC News for an interview to discuss his first year in office, the 2024 race in his state and Israel-Hamas war.

Presidential debate locations and dates announced for general election

The first debate is Sept. 16 at Texas State University in San Marcos, followed by Oct. 1 at Virginia State University and Oct. 9 at the University of Utah.

Republicans face risks in picking off voters disaffected with Biden over Israel

Republicans see an opportunity to take advantage of the divide between Democrats on Israel — but not by direct appeals on the war to these voters.

The Republican presidential primary campaign is heavy on bloodlust

Republican presidential hopefuls are out for blood — literally.

For Tim Scott and his supporters, what’s next is unclear

Tim Scott’s sudden departure from the presidential race won’t come with an endorsement anytime soon. But Scott’s supporters are looking for what’s next.

The war for second place got hot, but the third GOP debate didn't dent Trump

Trump's top two rivals for the Republican nomination criticized him gingerly at an NBC News debate as they continued to separate themselves from the rest of the field.