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Analysis: No Fireworks In N.H. GOP Debate

This article is more than 11 years old.

Seven Republicans shared two hours of national TV last night. It was the GOP's first New Hampshire face-off ahead of the state's primary next year, on a date still to be decided.

The two-hour debate — broadcast by CNN — took place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shared the stage with Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who chose this occasion to declare her candidacy. Alongside them stood businessman Herman Cain, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

WBUR's political analysts, Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke, joined Morning Edition Tuesday to discuss the debate.

This program aired on June 14, 2011.

Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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