Republican Presidential Debate

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.)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

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Christie: First thing, I will reform the tax code


Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

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Graham: Middle class being left behind


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

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Huckabee: We must stop penalizing people for working


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

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Jindal: I'm asking you to believe in America again


Former New York Gov. George Pataki

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Pataki: I will throw out a corrupt tax code & embrace science


Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky

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Paul: We need term limits to defeat Washington machine

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

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Rubio: We need modernized economic policies to be competitive again


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.

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