01/23/2012 08:33 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2012

Republican Debate: GOP Candidates Face Off Ahead Of Florida Primary (LIVE UPDATES)

With Florida's primary election around the corner, four candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are taking part in a primary debate on Monday night.

The Sunshine State event comes just days after South Carolina's primary in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich placed first over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin.

Along with Gingrich and Romney, former U.S. Seantor Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will take to the stage on Monday night.

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