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Voters want candidates to stop fighting, focus on issues

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

Many voters say they want the candidates to stop attacking each other and start focusing on big issues. Voters weighed in as the five remaining GOP candidates took part in a debate in Myrtle Beach on Monday night.

"It would be nice if there were more jobs,"Xenia Litz said. "The economy, jobs, gas prices. All those are very important."

There were many concerns from voters at the presidential debate in Myrtle Beach. But the one brought up the most was jobs.

"The job situation worries me tremendously. We need someone who's going to produce jobs for this country," Jim Mooshin said.

Many voters are concerned about the unemployment rate in the palmetto state. At 9.9 percent, it's higher than the national average of 8.5 percent.

But there were other concerns weighing heavily on the minds of voters.

"The jobs situation is important. But so is right to life. I'm anti-abortion," Mary Davenport said.

Hundreds gathered to hear the candidates before the debate. The Faith and Family Coalition was the candidates' chance to make one last impression on the voters.

Many voters said they were undecided on who they would vote for going into the debate and say they hope the debate sways their decision leading up to Saturday's primary.

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