CNBC Republican debate recapped in 90 seconds: Rubio wins, Bush bombs (VIDEO).

Watch the Unruly CNBC Republican Debate in 90 Seconds

Watch the Unruly CNBC Republican Debate in 90 Seconds

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Oct. 29 2015 1:08 AM

The CNBC Republican Debate in 90 Seconds

Everything you missed from the most rancorous night yet.

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Caption:BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28: Presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) and Ben Carson look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

CNBC’s badly framed questions and rookie mistakes became easy material for the 2016 Republican field at the latest debate, but the moderators weren’t the only ones who had a rough night. After weeks of doomsday media portrayals of his campaign, Jeb Bush had his worst performance yet. And while Trump got in some trademark barbs against the other candidates, Marco Rubio emerged as the evening’s winner, with surprisingly forthright answers about his troubled financial past. In the video above, we collected the best one-liners, flubs, and the return of the “middle class” as the favored entreaty of the night.  

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