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At debate, focus is on fast-rising Herman Cain

At debate, focus is on fast-rising Herman Cain
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 1:26am

Herman Cain has risen fast. Now the question is: Will he fall?

As Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for a debate Tuesday night, Cain has been facing more and more intense scrutiny as his poll numbers have jumped upward.

Now that he's in the national spotlight, his opponents are likely to focus on criticizing him. And he's already had to apologize for remarks he made about electrifying the fence on the Southern border.

Also participating in Tuesday's debate are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Missing is Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who's boycotting the Nevada caucuses over the date that state GOP officials plan to hold the  contest.

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