CNN will be hosting the Republican Debates tonight from Manchester, New Hampshire – the debate will be co-sponsored by WMUR and Union Leader newspaper (both of New Hampshire).

There are seven Republicans that will be participating in the debate: Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Ron Paul.

CBS News gives some insight about what to look for in tonight’s debate including Romney’s potential New Hampshire strategy:

“New Hampshire Republicans are more fiscally conservative than socially conservative, so Romney’s efforts here play along with his focusing the attack on President Obama on the economy.”

CBS also notes that New Hampshire has a lot of independents, but there are also Conservatives (although I am a Democrat from New Hampshire):

“We’ll hear a lot about New Hampshire primary voters being more independent and moderate, especially compared to Iowa’s, and how those groups are important. True. But in 2008 New Hampshire was still mostly made up of conservatives (55%) even if not as staunchly so, and of Republicans (61%) as opposed to Independents (37%).”

I will be live-tweeting during this event, which begins at 8 p.m. EST.
To follow the live tweets go to and follow the hash tag #CNNDEBATE.


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Because I'm Nikky Raney & you're not. Student, blogger & aspiring journalist as well as editor. I have already been a paid journalist and I have a lot of experience. Worked for political campaigns as well as at a television station. I am currently attending New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine. I was Managing Editor and was one of the creators in 2006 of the largest student run newspaper in New England: The Tide, at Dover High School in Dover, New Hampshire. I was born June 7, 1990 in the Philippines. My personal site is The Future of Journalism - You can follow me on twitter -