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Republican Debate: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off In South Carolina (LIVE UPDATES)

11/12/2011 05:48 pm 17:48:14 | Updated Jan 12, 2012

In South Carolina on Saturday night, eight candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a primary debate.

The event comes less than one week after the same group of contenders went head-to-head in Michigan. The list of GOP hopefuls taking part in the forum includes: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, 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 in the Palmetto State.

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