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

12/10/2011 08:46 pm ET

On Saturday night, six candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are participating in a debate in the key early primary state of Iowa.

The event comes one week after former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the White House. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not meet the qualifications for taking part in the forum.

The following six contenders will share the stage in the Hawkeye State: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 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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