Republican presidential candidates debate
Manchester, New Hampshire (BDCi) – The 7 candidates vying for a trip to the White House in 2012 square off here in the first debate of the season tonight at St. Anselm College.
The candidates are: former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House during the Clinton presidency Newt Gingrich, U.S. Congresswoman from Minnesota Michele Bachman, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, former CEO of Godfather Pizza Herman Cain, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Missing from the line-up is 3-termTexas Governor Rick Perry who has not officially declared his run for President, although many believe he will announce within a month or two.
New Hampshire media outlets WMUR and the Union Leader, along with CNN, are sponsoring the debate. The debate can be seen live on CNN.
By Don Weinstein
Source: Huffington Post
13 June 2011