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The knives came out early and often for Herman Cain and his “999” plan during the CNN Western Republican Debate from Las Vegas, Nevada. Nearly each candidate on stage took a crack at tearing down Cain’s tax reform plan. Mitt Romney also took a hefty beating over his Massachusetts health care plan though both men did fairly well in rebutting the criticism.

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Here are some clips from the debate while we await the full video:

“999” attacked early in Vegas debate:

Continue reading for more debate highlights.

Perry accuses Romney of hiring illegals:

Romney, Santorum argue over health care:

Michele Bachmann takes on Obama’s family:

Ron Paul accuses Herman Cain of unfairly attacking the unemployed:

Update:

Watch the full video here.

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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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