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Candidate supporters rally outside GOP Debate

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Jeb Bush supporters hold signs outside the Peace Center before Saturday night's debate. Jeb Bush supporters hold signs outside the Peace Center before Saturday night's debate.
John Kasich supporters came out in full voice. John Kasich supporters came out in full voice.
Matt Wells quit his job in Iowa to be a volunteer for Ted Cruz's campaign. Matt Wells quit his job in Iowa to be a volunteer for Ted Cruz's campaign.

By Caitlyn Hummel                                            Click Here to See Video Story

Republican presidential candidate supporters staked out an intersection in front of the Peace Center in Greenville for four hours anxiously awaiting the GOP Debate Saturday.

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump faithfuls all claimed their corners and shouted support at each other from across the street.

People from all over the country gathered at this intersection. Matt Wells is an Iowa native who has been with Ted Cruz's campaign since August.

"Why am I here? I quit my job to be here and to volunteer on Ted Cruz's campaign," said Wells.

In addition to supporters, others were also demonstrating for other causes.  One man patrolled the streets with a "don't trust the liberal media" sign, others with Confederate and Nazi flags.  Collin Rees dressed up as a robot to show his apathy with Senator Marco Rubio.

"I'm here to show Marco is a robot, he takes all his talking points from Wall Street donors and we don't want a president like that," said Wells.

Long time campaign volunteer, Javier Cespedes, was pleased with the turnout of Rubio supporters despite his candidate's performance in in the last debate.

"This is a beautiful thing, we've got everybody here. Our candidate, Marco Rubio, stands for good family, strong family, and moral values. That's what we're all looking for," said Cespedes.

The streets outside were as loud as the debate would be inside, as South Carolina approaches it's week to decide on a candidate.

The South Carolina Republican presidential primary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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