GOP presidential debate

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FILE - In this June 14, 2012 file photo, Connecticut Republican Senate candidates, former Rep. Christopher Shays and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon participate in a Senate debate,  on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, Conn. Democrats have their thumbs heavily on Republican scales in Senate primaries in Missouri and Wisconsin this summer, hoping to tip the balance and improve their own chances of maintaining a majority in November.  The idea isn't as far-fetched as it might sound. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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Republican presidential candidates face each other in a series of debates. On Wed., Nov. 9, Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to remember the names of the three federal agencies that he would eliminate if elected president. "Commerce, Education and the — what's the third one there? Let's see," Perry said.

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