June 13th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
11 years ago

CNN debate: What to watch for


Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Seven Republicans will be on the stage Monday night at the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader presidential debate, but one candidate will likely be the center of attention.

Thanks to his standing at the top of the most recent horse race polls, his fundraising prowess and his top-flight campaign organization, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is generally considered the front-runner at this early point in the battle for the GOP nomination.

CNN hosts the first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate on Monday from Manchester at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire 2012 Debate
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Watch out for Cain. He handily won the 'debate' hosted by Fox News several weeks ago. Out of all of the official candidates and participants in tonight's debate, Cain has shown the fire and willingness to "be the beast" that the hard right base of the party wants to see in their candidate this cycle. Unfortunately, a 'beast' will be unelectable in the general election of 2012.

    June 13, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  2. diridi

    do not watch these onesided debates....they cry on Obama. Listen Obama health care is working, o.k, true...true..true...GOP idiots cry, cry and cry...they are the mess this nation found ever...

    June 13, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  3. The Elephant In The Room

    John King should challenge these candidates with the following: Convince Americans that you can pay down the US National debt through spending cuts. Please connect the dots for us.

    In your responses don`t attack the Current aministration, sell us on the viability of YOUR approach.

    June 13, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |