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UPDATE: Trump's Wisconsin campaign issues debate reaction


(AP) -- Donald Trump's Wisconsin campaign is issuing reaction to the second presidential debate from "Wisconsin leaders." But the press release sent minutes after the debate ended Sunday had reaction only from Trump's state director and Van Mobley, the village president of Thiensville.

Notably absent in the campaign's release was any reaction from the state's top Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson.

None of them issued public statements in the minutes after the debate ended. Walker was also silent on Twitter, posting messages about the Green Bay Packers game but not the debate.

Ryan, Walker and Johnson all support Trump but they all denounced crude comments Trump made about women that came to light on Friday.
The stakes are raised for Sunday night's second presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. 

The debate is a town hall style event with candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Analysts say the stakes are highest for Trump, after a video was released of him making shocking comments about women in 2005. The clip contains Trump making sexually aggressive remarks and talking about trying to sleep with a married woman. He was married to Melania Trump at the time. 

Some Republican lawmakers have revoked their endorsements and others have called for Trump to step down. Statement after statement from members of Congress and the Senate saying they won't vote for him, many encouraging write-in votes for Trump's running mate, Mike Pence. Trump responded on Twitter saying "I will never drop out of the race, will never let my supporters down."

Clinton now has a five point lead over Trump, according to one national poll. That same poll before the first debate had Trump on top. 

Trump's campaign insists he has the advantage with the town hall format because he won't have to interact with Clinton and can focus directly on the audience. One potential pitfall however, half the questions are coming from the audience. 

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