Republican Debate: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off Ahead Of 2012 Iowa Caucus (LIVE UPDATES)

Seven candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a debate in Iowa on Thursday night.

The following contenders will share the stage in the Hawkeye State: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Below, a live blog of the latest developments to unfold.

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