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Five Key Issues to Watch for During GOP Debate

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Politico lists five major issues to be addressed at the Republican presidential debate tonight – from the interplay between frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney to the status of laggards Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum.

Here is a summary of the five top topics Politico says to watch for:
  • “Does Perry stumble or survive?” The Texas governor will be the most closely watched candidate at the debate.
  • “Will Romney go after Perry by name?” With Perry having surpassed the former Massachusetts governor in recent polls, Romney may have to get more aggressive.
  • “Can Michele Bachmann break through?” The Minnesota representative’s campaign has failed to gain much traction since her victory last month in the Iowa Straw Poll.
  • “Will Jon Huntsman bring his ‘truth telling’ from the Sunday talk shows to his opponents?” The former Utah governor needs to make more of an impression.
  • “Can Gingrich, Santorum, and Cain prove that they’re relevant?” All three remain way back in the polls.

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Politico lists five major issues to be addressed at the Republican presidential debate tonight from the interplay between frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney to the status of laggards Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. Here is a summary of the five top...
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