November 9, 2011 · 0 Comments
The Republican presidential candidates will face off tonight in the 9th debate this year — and the second devoted to economic issues — in what will be a crucial test for the GOP field.
With the state of the economy the #1 issue on the minds of voters, the candidates will have to prove their mettle to the Republican primary electorate.
Since the last debate nearly three weeks ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s support has cratered, Herman Cain has been ensnared in a sexual harassment scandal, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is facing renewed criticism for his record of flip-flopping.
The candidates’ economic plans have also come under scrutiny in recent weeks — with the candidates fielding rival tax plans that have received tepid responses from economists.
Here’s what to expect from tonight’s debate:
He’s been stagnant in the polls — but is widely
By Emma Brown