Republican Debate: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In Las Vegas (LIVE UPDATES)
First Posted: 10/18/11 06:20 PM ET Updated: 10/18/11 08:23 PM ET, The Huffington Post
On Tuesday night, seven candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in Sin City in a primary debate.
The following contenders are participating in the Las Vegas event: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Tuesday night’s event comes in the wake of polls showing Cain rising toward the top of the primary pack. A new CNN survey shows the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO running one point behind Romney in the presidential contest. According to the poll, however, two-thirds of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents remain undecided on the contenders running in the race.
Below, a live blog of the latest developments to unfold in Nevada.
You can also see comedians live tweet the GOP debate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/18/vegas-gop-debate-live-tweet_n_1018124.html