The Latest: Debate a chance for rivals to try to slow Trump

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 8:26 PM
The Latest: Debate a chance for rivals to try to slow Trump

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the final Republican presidential debate before Super Tuesday (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

There's one last chance on the debate stage for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to slow Donald Trump's momentum before next week's Super Tuesday elections, and it's about to start.

The Thursday night debate in Houston takes place just a few days before 11 states hold GOP primaries that could cement Trump's dominance of the Republican race for president.

The billionaire businessman in on a three-state winning streak. Left standing on stage to challenge him are the two freshman senators, along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Thursday's debate broadcast on CNN and Telemundo is the only one of the season steered to a Spanish-speaking as well as English-speaking audience, so immigration could be an issue on which the debate turns.