Lots at stake in first-of-its-kind tea party presidential debate
September 11th, 2011
11:28 PM ET
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Lots at stake in first-of-its-kind tea party presidential debate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – A battle over Social Security between the top two contenders in the race for the GOP nomination that started at last week's presidential debate doesn't show any signs of quieting down, and a first ever CNN/Tea Party Republican debate Monday night in Florida could serve as the setting for round two in the clash.

And the debate, being held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, will give the six other candidates on the stage an opportunity to change the dynamics of what many are currently portraying as a two-person race between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter

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  1. bigwilliestyles

    Could there be a worse case of self-delusion than that of Herman Cain? I compare his "race" for the republican nomination to a Rabbi trying to get elected president of the American Nazi Party, or Grand Wizard of the Klan. What a yokel.

    September 12, 2011 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    All of a sudden now – it's NOT about shutting down government or ending all entitlements!!! All of a sudden NOW, it's about JOBS. All of a sudden NOW, Amy Kremer – the Tea Party Express Queen – is pulling back off their corrupt far-RIGHT agenda and moving now towards the middle. All of a sudden NOW, Perry may not look so good! What a bunch of "flip-floppers!!!"

    September 12, 2011 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  3. Steve BW

    I knew that the Tea Party is the party of Dumb, but do these candidates find it necessary to put a picture on each podium so the candidates know where to stand?

    September 12, 2011 07:23 am at 7:23 am |