Primary Debates and Forums

ABC News, Yahoo! News, WMUR-TV Republican Debate

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
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Sponsors:  ABC News, Yahoo! News and WMUR-TV.

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

Moderators:  ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos joined by WMUR-TV anchor Josh EcElveen.


Broadcast:   Aired live nationally on the ABC Television Network and locally on WMUR-TV.  Also available on and  ABC News Radio, the nation’s largest commercial radio news organization, carried it live on its stations.  ABC News re-aired an excerpted version of the debate on Sunday, January 8 on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”


Overview:  The field was narrowed by one following Rep. Bachmann's withdrawal from the race.