Growing feud: Trump, Cruz escalate attacks on each other

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Trump and Cruz speak simultaneously during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North CharlestonBy Steve Holland MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Reuters) – The growing feud between Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his central rival Ted Cruz intensified on Saturday with tit-for-tat attacks that put to rest any notion that their debate night fight was a solitary engagement. The split between the two is evidence of the closeness of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, particularly in Iowa. Polls there show a neck-and-neck battle with little more than two weeks to go until Iowa on Feb. 1 stages the first nominating contest on the road to the Nov. 8 election.

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