The Republican debate taking place this Tuesday, October 11th, 2011, will focus primarily on the economy and fiscal issues. The debate is being held at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and is sponsored by Bloomberg Television, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV.

Air Time: Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm ET on Bloomberg Television (channel finder)

Live Feed: Bloomberg and The Washington Post

Candidates: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum

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The contenders in a reshuffled Republican presidential race are gathering again Tuesday at Dartmouth College for the first debate of the 2012 campaign focused solely on the economy.

Sponsored by Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV, the debate will be moderated by Charlie Rose, Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty, and Bloomberg TV White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.

“With the nation facing sustained high unemployment as well as concern over deficits, weak growth, and a possible double-dip recession, the Bloomberg/Washington Post debate will devote the entire program to a substantive exploration of the candidates’ specific plans for national economic recovery – in the state that will host the first presidential primary a few months from now,” the organizers said in a statement.

The participants will include Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota; former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia; former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman; Representative Ron Paul of Texas; Texas Governor Rick Perry; former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; and former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Romney has displaced Perry atop recent polls, and Cain has moved into third place, after three debates between the candidates last month.

The debate Tuesday will offer Perry his first chance to recover from what analysts widely saw as poor performances in the last two debates in September.

It will also offer viewers the first chance to examine the field without the specter of additional candidacies by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Both of them announced this week they would not be joining the field.

The debate will be broadcast live on Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, and WBIN-TV in New Hampshire. It also will be available to viewers across multiple digital platforms including via livestream on,, and Bloomberg Mobile.

There will be a live stream available for eager viewers who do not have Bloomberg Television on their channel lineup.