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Earlier this evening in Tampa, Florida, eight Republican contenders took the stage in a Tea Party-sponsored debate hosted by CNN. The lead off topic of the evening was, of course, Social Security and how the GOP nominee would deal with entitlement reform.

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Full Video: Watch entire CNN Tea Party Debate Video

Here are some clips from the debate which originally aired on Monday, September 12, 2011 on CNN:

Perry, Romney spar over social security:

Romney, Perry, Paul spar over jobs:

GOP candidates on why they are running for office:

More to come as they are available.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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