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2016 GOP Debate Recap: Republican Rivals Pile On Trump in Detroit

The final four Republican candidates met in Detroit Thursday night for their first debate ahead of a critical primaries in Ohio and Florida.
Republican presidential candidatesSen. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz stand for the national anthem during the Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Gary Coronado / Pool via AP, file

Donald Trump's GOP rivals hit the front-runner with a constant stream of attacks in an effort to halt his momentum during Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Detroit.

It was the first debate following Super Tuesday, which saw Donald Trump's lead grow in the race for the nomination.

With a battle raging inside the GOP over how to stop Trump's candidacy, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich built the case against Trump with time running out to stop him from becoming the nominee.

Ben Carson, the fifth remaining GOP candidate, did not attend.

A full recap of the Fox News debate can be found in the NBC News live blog below: