(CNN) - The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued statements following Thursday's presidential debate.
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A statement from the Obama campaign read: "Tonight, Americans saw a clash between facts and conviction on one side and glib lines and empty promises on the other. This debate showed that facts and details matter – and it's clear tonight that with their total disregard for either, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan know they can't defend their indefensible plans. It exposed the extreme risk Romney-Ryan economics pose for American middle-class and to our leadership in the world. And with facts, convictions and straightforward answers, Vice President Biden illustrated how he's spent a lifetime fighting for the middle class and how he and President Obama will continue doing so in a second term.
Romney's campaign released a series of statements from high-profile surrogates.
Their first release came from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "Congressman Ryan laid out a clear path for real recovery tonight. Instead of settling for four more years of the same – a stagnant economy, rising taxes and debt, and more Americans trapped in government dependency – voters can choose a path based on job creation and opportunity for all. Congressman Ryan clearly won this debate by outlining a vision for economic prosperity and a bold agenda for our country's future. Voters have a big choice in November, and their choice was made even easier tonight."