Donald Trump certainly stole the show during the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday night — if not by what he said than certainly by how much he spoke.
Trump lead the pack of 10 candidates with the most speaking time at 11 minutes and 14 seconds, according to the New York Times.
Following him was Jeb Bush at 8:48; John Kasich at 6:52; Marco Rubio at 6:49; Ben Carson and Ted Cruz tying at 6:46; Mike Huckabee at 6:42; Chris Christie at 6:24; Scott Walker at 5:45; and ending with Rand Paul at 5:28.
Trump’s speaking time lead came largely from rebuttals and going over on the allotted 60 seconds.
Walker was directly asked eight questions during the two-hour debate, as counted by 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel from a transcript. The number doesn’t include rebuttals to responses from other candidates.
Trump and Bush were each asked six questions. Cruz, Rubio, Carson, Kasich and Huckabee were each directly asked five questions. Paul was directly asked four questions. Chris Christie was asked the least amount of questions at just three.