GOP candidates revealed which women they'd put on the $10 bill -- and some of their answers were absurd

The primetime Republican presidential debate got lighthearted Wednesday when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the 11 contenders which woman they’d put on the $US10 bill.

Several of the candidates seemed not to take the question seriously, or declined to answer it at all. Here were their answers, per Business Insider’s live blog:

  • US Sen. Rand Paul — Susan B. Anthony
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — “my wife”
  • US Sen. Marco Rubio — Rosa Parks
  • US Sen. Ted Cruz — Rosa Parks (but he would put her on the $US20 bill and keep Alexander Hamilton on the $US10 bill)
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson — “my mother”
  • Real-estate magnate Donald Trump — Either his daughter Ivanka Trump or Rosa Parks
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — Margaret Thatcher (former prime minister of the United Kingdom)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — Clara Barton (founder of the Red Cross)
  • Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina — She would keep the currency as is
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich — Mother Theresa
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — Abigail Adams

Additional reporting by Peter Jacobs.

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