GOP Candidates Duke It Out On Debate Stage

Nine candidates.  One stage.  One ultimate goal: the White House.  Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum gathered on a stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL to debate the issues.

Listen to highlights from Thursday night's debate HERE:

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Editor's Note: Here is a list of the candidates heard in the highlights, in order, and the topic they are discussing:

1

Michele Bachmann

Education

2

Newt Gingrich

Unemployment

3

Rick Perry

Jobs

4

Herman Cain

Social Security

5

Ron Paul

States' Rights

6

Mitt Romney

Jobs

7

Gary Johnson

Spending

8

Rick Santorum

Public Employee Unions

9

Jon Huntsman

Energy

As expected, there were some flashpoints between the poll frontrunners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

Listen to some of the fireworks between the pair HERE:

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