Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, on the left, introduced the GOP presidential candidates on Wednesday night.
(CNN) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist introduced the eight participants in the debate in his hometown of St. Petersburg.
Crist introduced them in the order of the positions they took on the stage, from right to left: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California; Rep. Ron Paul of Texas; Sen. John McCain of Arizona; former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York; former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts; former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado.
Each candidate greeted Crist with a smile and a handshake before lining up for a group photograph.
- CNN writer Jim Kavanagh