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Republican second debate: candidates pick women to grace $10 bill

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

The US Treasury is planning to put a woman on the $10 bill alongside Alexander Hamilton. When the Republican presidential contenders were asked which woman they'd choose, three named their own relatives.

Here's who they'd nominate:

Rand Paul: Susan B. Anthony

Mike Huckabee: His wife

Marco Rubio: Rosa Parks

Ted Cruz: Rosa Parks, but keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 and replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill instead

Ben Carson: His mother

Donald Trump: His daughter

Jeb Bush: Margaret Thatcher

Scott Walker: Clara Barton

Carly Fiorina: Don't change anything

John Kasich: Mother Teresa

Chris Christie: Abigail Adams

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