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Republicans take to Twitter to roast Democratic Party debate

Democratic presidential candidates took part last night in the party's first debate of the U.S. federal election campaign, while Republicans made their views known online.

Featuring: Russia, Hillary Clinton and allegations of racism

The Republicans were prolific on Twitter during the first Democratic candidates' debate, on Tuesday. (Twitter )

Democratic presidential hopefuls squared off Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the U.S. election campaign's first candidates' debate, while Republican candidates also had plenty to say — on Twitter.

Not every Republican tweeted their reactions to the proceedings, but those who did, did so prolifically.

It was like a visit to the player hater's ball.

Trump spent much of the time picking on individual Democrats.

Mike Huckabee made some of his more controversial views known. 

And was eventually accused of racism. 

The Republican candidates took on some well-established nemeses, including: 

Vladimir Putin.

And Hillary Clinton. 

Clinton's emails touched a nerve. 

The Republicans were as determined as ever to discuss the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi. 

And seemed intent on reminding us of whose lives matter. 

Some thought the Democrats weren't sticking to the real issues.

Even though there were a few compliments.

And some half-compliments.

Keeping up with it all was exhausting. 

And you thought Canada's election was going to be a long one.

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