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Candidates Announced for 1st GOP Economic Debate

October 4, 2011

Last week, we blogged about the Bloomberg TV / The Washington Post first Republican Presidential debate focused solely on the economy. Today, we are pulling back the curtain for the Oct. 11th event to reveal the participating candidates, the format, and some prominent additions to Bloomberg’s line-up of reporters/commentators.

– Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann
– businessman Herman Cain
– former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
– former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman
– Texas Rep. Ron Paul
– Texas Gov. Rick Perry
– former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
– former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum

The candidates will outline their economic and job creation proposals in a unique format: seated side-by-side at a round table facing the hosts and surrounded by audience members. This format will facilitate serious and substantive debate on issues of vital importance to the country.

As part of the special 2012 campaign coverage, former Senator John Sununu Jr. (R-NH) and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd have joined the Bloomberg team to provide insight and analysis of the debate and duration of the election cycle. The October 11th debate will be moderated by Charlie Rose, along with Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg TV White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.

Here’s the press release.


The Bloomberg TV team