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Mon November 7, 2011
GOP candidates to debate at Oakland U. this week
Oakland University will host a nationally televised Republican presidential debate this week.
With Michigan’s high unemployment rate, and hosts from the business cable channel CNBC moderating the event, the economy is expected to be a major focus of Wednesday night’s debate.
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain will take the stage after a week of fielding questions about accusations of sexual harassment that allegedly happened in the late 1990s.
Meanwhile, Michigan native and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is working to regain the lead he once had in the race, before Cain’s meteoric rise in the polls.
In addition to Cain and Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have all confirmed they’ll attend. They’ll share the stage with Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
Moderators will give each candidate one minute to respond to a question, or 30 seconds to respond to a follow-up question.
The Michigan Republican Party is a co-sponsor of the event.
The debate begins at 8 p.m. CNBC will begin coverage at 7 p.m.