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LinkedIn Joins Bloomberg/The Washington Post for Economic Debate

October 7, 2011

NEW YORK — LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network
with more than 120 million members, is joining Bloomberg and The
Washington Post
next Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm ET for the
first, and perhaps only, debate of the 2012 Republican
presidential campaign focused solely on the economy. LinkedIn
will tap into their U.S. members, compiling data and insights to
help inform questions asked at the debate.

“With over 14 million unemployed Americans, and the unemployment
rate averaging at 9.2 percent over the last 12 months, jobs and
restarting the economy will be the hot topics of this debate,”
said Andrew Morse, head of U.S. television for Bloomberg. “Who
better to bring into the conversation than LinkedIn, the company
that truly has its finger on the pulse of today’s modern

Last week, LinkedIn gave its members an opportunity to
participate in a conversation about job creation and putting
America back to work during a Town Hall with President Obama. In
the coming days, LinkedIn will leverage this platform and
community to gauge specific economic topics of interest for the
Republican candidate debate. LinkedIn members can participate

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 and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will
be asked questions based exclusively on jobs, debt, deficits,
taxes, trade, and other key issues voters deem most important as
it pertains to the economy.

The debate, moderated by Charlie Rose, alongside The Washington
Post Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, will be
broadcast live on Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio and
WBIN-TV in New Hampshire. It will also be available to viewers
via livestream on and

Be a part of the Bloomberg/The Washington Post debate
conversation on Twitter with #EconDebate and on Facebook at and

Learn more about the debate here:

To find Bloomberg Television in your area, visit

Contact for Bloomberg:

Lauren Meller, +1 212-617-8185,

Contact for LinkedIn:

Hani Durzy, +1 650-605-0829,