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CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Mesa Performing Arts Center in Mesa
, AZ
from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET.  1 

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Sponsors:  CNN and the Arizona Republican Party.

Candidates:  Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul, former Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum.

Moderator:  CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King.

Audience:  .

Broadcast:  Televised on CNN, live streamed on, simulcast with Spanish interpretation on CNN en Español, and carried live on CNN International.

Format:  One minute to answer and 30 seconds for rebuttal and follow-ups.

Overview:  The first debate since the Jan. 26 encounter in Jacksonville, FL, and the final debate before Super Tuesday.