Romney to get first question at debate
October 16th, 2012
06:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney to get first question at debate

Hempstead, New York (CNN) - Mitt Romney will get the first question at Tuesday's second presidential debate.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Republican presidential nominee won the coin toss. Some of the approximately 80 undecided voters that will make up the town hall audience will ask questions to Romney and President Barack Obama.

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October 16th, 2012
04:39 AM ET
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CNN: Five things to watch for in Tuesday's debate
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off Tuesday in the second of their three debates, this one in a town hall-style setting in which they'll take questions from likely voters. The stakes couldn't be higher: Obama must get his campaign back on track after a poor performance in the first debate. For Romney, who polls among voters showed won the first debate overwhelmingly, a second strong performance would boost his momentum. Here are five things to watch for on Tuesday.

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