Ahead of the GOP debate: The candidates' own words

CNBC reached out to all of the GOP candidates for a statement ahead of the Republican debate, which airs Wednesday night. The following candidates provided a brief video to outline their positions. The common themes: limited government and a broken tax system.

(The candidates featured below provided their videos by the submission deadline.)

Watch CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate" tonight. The debate will feature two sets of candidates discussing critical issues facing America today, including job growth, taxes and the health of our economy. Coverage begins at 5 pm E.T.