CNBC will present the “Your Money, Your Vote” Republican Presidential debate on November 9th, live from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The debate will focus exclusively on the nation’s economic challenges including the national debt, jobs and taxes.

Air Time: Wednesday, November 9th at 8pm ET on CNBC

Report from CNBC:

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood will moderate “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” on Wednesday, November 9th. Hosted by CNBC, the Michigan Republican Party and Oakland University, the debate will be held at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and broadcast live on CNBC beginning 8PM ET.

With almost one year to the day before the general election, this debate will be devoted to exploring the candidates’ positions on the critical issues facing voters—jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of our national economy. Bartiromo and Harwood will be joined by CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer,” and a panel of CNBC experts including CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, CNBC’s On-Air Editor Rick Santelli and CNBC’s Senior Commodities & Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson, who will also question the candidates about the major policy issues.

“The economy is the key issue in the upcoming election, and as the leader in business news, CNBC has the responsibility to ask the hard-hitting questions and draw out the critical differences in the candidates’ plans for economic recovery,” said Mark Hoffman, CEO & President, CNBC. “With Maria and John leading this debate along with our high-caliber panel of experts, CNBC will deliver a substantive and stimulating dialogue that challenges the candidates and provides the answers voters deserve.”

No details yet on who will be invited to participate but you can assume at least the seven candidates which participated in the prior CNN Western Republican Debate will attend.

81 COMMENTS

  1. When are the Republican “candidates” going to STOP attacking each other and start attacking our problems????

  2. Probably as soon as they have a good platform to run on. That is why someone like Jon Huntsman has been discussing details from the beginning – he has intelligence, common sense, loads of experience, and is a civil human being. Those are qualities most voters don’t seem to care for.

    • Try a real Doctor with sound ideas and the Experience to prove it! RON PAUL 2012 the only option for saving America from the Criminal Banking Cartel.

    • John, you’re replying to a comment about candidates not attacking each other with a promo for Jon Huntsman. Isn’t that the same guy who attacked Santorum on the Fox/Google debate? We need a president who will change this nations course and only Gary Johnson is the candidate who will. Ron Paul is great but can’t win the general election. Gary Johnson appeals to social liberals in ways no other candidate can and that is the only way we are going to beat the incumbent.

    • John,

      You say only Huntsman is discussing real issues. Where have you been for the past three months???? Gingrich has given detailed analyses, as have Santorum, Paul, Bachmann, and Romney.
      It’s obvious you’re a typical lib/dem—head up your azzz, and totally biased, therefore close-minded

  3. Congressman and Doctor Ron Paul is the only candidate that has a serious written plan for our economic recovery. The other cadidates simply pick around the edges of the problem; Ron Paul goes straight to the heart of the problem.

    • Ron Paul doesn’t have the EXECUTIVE experience that Gary Johnson does, and he too “goes straight to the heart of the problem” in more ways than even Ron Paul, as Paul has not yet set forth a plan to change our corrupt and unfair tax system that is a huge part of our problem today… GaryJohnson2012.com/record

      • Listen all of us Ron Paul supporters really admire Gary Johnson. In fact, I have emailed the network and the Michigan Republicans asking that he be invited to the Nov 9 debate. But right now Ron Pau’ls base is much much larger than Johnson’s. You should really consider supporting Dr. Paul this round so he can pave the way for Gov. Johnson.

  4. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me how I can participate in the question/answer thing that they have been doing dring the debates when they take a question from the internet and where people can go to vote for a specific question. WEB SITE PLEASE!!

  5. We would like to attend the Republican debate to be held at Oakland University, Rochester, MI on Nov 9, 2011. Could you let us know how we can get invitation to attend this debate? Thanks.

    Jothi & Vanitha Shanker

  6. Sure invite Gary Johnson–why not enhance the circus atmosphere. The more useless fringe candidates the better.

    • Fringe? The only candidate with a favorable opinion by more than 50% of the voters from the state they are from? Perry and Romney don’t even have favorable poll numbers as good as Johnson, and Johnson left New Mexico with a billion dollar surplus, after taking it over 8 years period when the state was in debt. Nothing fringe about a guy who delivers on his promises. Or maybe, that’s just it. He doesn’t throw out useless promises, therefore he can’t be lumped in with the rest.

    • Gary has a strong track record and his ideas are solid. Cain was once a “fringe” candidate and now is in the lead.

  7. Buddy Roemer. The only guy running who’s been a Congressman, Governor, and successful business man taking no bailout money while raising nearly a billion dollar bank and not foreclosing on a single home. No PAC money, No special interest money, and no donation over $100 in order to sweep corruption out of the white house. GE owns MSNBC so it’s no wonder why the most qualified candidate can’t into a debate when he says he’ll get our jobs back by fixing unfair trade with China. GE just wrote the tax code so they could send our jobs to China and write it off on our taxes. We are paying for GE to screw us and they are in the White House. Get money out of politics NOW!

    • They should let him debate! Anyone that hasn’t heard of Buddy Roemer please check out letbuddydebate.org and buddyroemer.com. You will be glad you did!

  8. Let try to give Ron Paul some air time and Questions! you don’t have to be afraid of the Truth! ROn Paul 2012!

  9. Please include Buddy Roemer and Gary Johnson who are probably more qualified to be president than Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Don’t disqualify Mr. Roemer on the basis of money raised because he has chosen not accept huge sums of money from super pacs unlike the other candidates who are considered “viable” by corporate media. Let the American people have a few more options, please!

    • Good point Mabel. Note Buddy IS Electable. If only a few million people get behind him, each give $100, that’s a few hundred million. Add in matching funds and you have half a billion dollars!!!

  10. Mabel you are so right on Gary Johnson and Buddy Roemer. Roemer is so credible that they keep changing the rules so he can’t get in. They know if he does that the big corporations that host the debates stand to lose billions when he fixes unfair trade with China. I challenge everyone to go to youtube and view just one Buddy Roemer speech and tell me you r not at the least big interested in what he has to say. A former Congressman, Governor, and business man, and he can’t get into the debates because big money won’t allow it. What a joke. Wall street and the 1% own the media Corporations and Mr. Roemer is anti-corruption, just remember that!

    • It appears that the Republican party isn’t interested in Buddy Roemer’s message of campaign reform. They’re pretty happy with the money they’re getting from superpacs and lobbyists and who knows who else. Mr. Roemer, on the other hand, is running as a representative of the individual voter, not corporations. He limits donations from people to $100 max and doesn’t accept pac money. He might just have to run as an independent. Like Brian suggested, people should go to youtube or Buddy Roemer’s website to learn how he stands on the issues. Could it be that the other candidates are paying the debate hosts not to invite Roemer or Johnson?

  11. Buddy Roemer is the only candidate that gives me hope as a Republican. By keeping him unknown the GOP is missing the most electable candidate in our modern times. Cain was unknown until the debates started… One could only emagine the spark Gov Roemer to the GOP. Could be like having Teddy Roosevelt on the ticket.

  12. Now we will get to see how stupid politicians really are. None of them know a thing about business or how the global economy works. This is almost unfair to all the GOP runners having to be questioned by people who eat drink and bleed the business world. I am not a DEM or a REP I think they are all crooks and I would like to see Obama in this too making a fool of himself.

    • Good point. O has ended up ineffective at best, or a paid shill for the banks at worst. One point, Buddy Roemer is the ONLY candidate with an ECONOMICS DEGREE. Seems THAT would be of value at this point in time…

  13. All of the republican presidential candidates have said they want to reduce spending. But what do they want cut. I want to hear what specific programs they want to cut or reduce. A 10% across the board answer is not acceptable. The details are important. Ron Paul is the only one to state exactly he wants to cut, how about the others.

  14. Can someone please ask the the Republicans the following question: Please explain how giving business owners, who are already hoarding money, more money via lower taxes and deregulation, will grow jobs. It seems to me that the only reason a business owner will add a new employee is the belief that the new employee will help him/her make more money. Lowering his cost of doing business may in fact delay his need for a new employee.

  15. Definitely invite Gary Johnson!

    He has a unique message and a proven record as governor – excluding him makes the GOP appear afraid of a somewhat dissonant voice…

  16. I’d be happy to drop a hint re.how business owners grow jobs. It’s has to do with that terrible word PROFITS! What I can’t figure out is why anyone thinks a business can stay open if it doesn’t make money for the owner? And what’s so hard to understand about why we want business to make money so they need more employees? Until they do, we’ll keep the high 9%+ unemployed.

  17. Here’s hoping that CNBC and the Michigan GOP invite Gary Johnson to participate in the debate this time. No need for CNBC to further rumors that they are biased and only want to have bible thumpers and anti-choice candidates to turn off any Independents and swing voters from voting Republican in 2012 by preventing a moderate, pro-choice Republican appear at the debate.

  18. May I suggest that at the debate that ask all candidates to read the following books: Credibility by James Kouzes and The Winner Within by Pat Riley.

  19. May I suggest that at the debate you ask all candidates to read the following books: Credibility by James Kouzes and The Winner Within by Pat Riley.

    • I agree. I’m democrate and I really really want to hear him talk more. I do like him very much. And he does tell the truth!

  20. Could the moderator in the debate ask candidates who want to throw out the Tax Code and start over,if they want to throw out preferences for trust funds, IRA and 401 K benefits and tax deferral for annuities? They have already said they want to lower/eliminate corporate taxes and do away with the inheritance tax.

    Not that only Subtitle A of Title 26 of the US Code applies to income taxes.

  21. I want to know who pays the health insurance for Bachman’s 25 kids. It would be interesting to know if this is covered by any outside fund other than personal insurance.

  22. To further clarify, are the children covered by insurance provided by a government source (state or federal) and if so, does this not make her positions on government support just a bit inconsistent.

  23. Look at all of these comments asking about Gary Johnson, asking you to include him in the debates, wondering why he hasn’t been invited. It’s unbelievable that you would engage in such censorship of the candidates running for President! Censorship negatively influences our ability to make an informed decision.

  24. It’s flat out inexcusable that you would exclude Gary Johnson from your upcoming debate. This is nothing more than a blatant attempt by the mainstream media to dictate who the United States citizenry can hear from and who they’re allowed to vote for the office of the President of the United States.
    Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are the two most profoundly honest and capable politicians running for office in 2012 and they are the two most highly marginalized. Shame on you CNBC!

  25. Gary Johnson should be included in the debate. He meets the published criteria. Shame on CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party for their unfair and un-American decision.

  26. being excluded from the upcoming debate!! He has just as many fans as CNBC does on Facebook. Johnson is officially on the ballot in Florida, South Carolina, and New Hampshire! If this debate is about jobs and money…Who is after all the best job creator?

    While all the GOP contenders are quick to hit the “jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra, the former governors running for president have very different records on job creation. According to a National Review Online analysis of seasonally adjusted employment data (looking at the total number of those employed) from the Bureau of Labor website, Gary Johnson has the best record of the official candidates, with a job-growth rate of 11.6 percent during his tenure.

    But Johnson, who governed from 1995 to 2003, doesn’t overlap much with the other governors — Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Jon Huntsman — who are running. Among the crowd who governed primarily during the 2000s, Huntsman has the best record. During his 2005 to 2009 tenure as governor of Utah, the number of jobs grew by 5.9 percent.

    Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty have much weaker records. Romney, who governed Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, had an overall job-growth rate of 1.6 percent. During Pawlenty’s time as governor of Minnesota (2003 to 2011), the number of jobs grew by an anemic 0.5 percent.

    I will be voting for Governor Gary Johnson for president! End the wars, balance the budget, equal rights for LGBT and legalize marijuana! This guy is exactly who America needs in The White House! The People’s Presiden

  27. Why is Governor GAry Johnson being excluded from the upcoming debate!! He has just as many fans as CNBC does on Facebook. Johnson is officially on the ballot in Florida, South Carolina, and New Hampshire! If this debate is about jobs and money…Who is after all the best job creator?

    While all the GOP contenders are quick to hit the “jobs, jobs, jobs” mantra, the former governors running for president have very different records on job creation. According to a National Review Online analysis of seasonally adjusted employment data (looking at the total number of those employed) from the Bureau of Labor website, Gary Johnson has the best record of the official candidates, with a job-growth rate of 11.6 percent during his tenure.

    But Johnson, who governed from 1995 to 2003, doesn’t overlap much with the other governors — Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Jon Huntsman — who are running. Among the crowd who governed primarily during the 2000s, Huntsman has the best record. During his 2005 to 2009 tenure as governor of Utah, the number of jobs grew by 5.9 percent.

    Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty have much weaker records. Romney, who governed Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, had an overall job-growth rate of 1.6 percent. During Pawlenty’s time as governor of Minnesota (2003 to 2011), the number of jobs grew by an anemic 0.5 percent.

    I will be voting for Governor Gary Johnson for president! End the wars, balance the budget, equal rights for LGBT and legalize marijuana! This guy is exactly who America needs in The White House! The People’s Presiden

  28. I wish the debate sponsors would do more to really get at unequivocal responses to each candidate’s position on key matters. That is, under the current format, not all candidates get a chance to answer all questions. Many times, those that do respond, do so with wishy-washy diatribes that are open to interpretation by the long list of useless commentators on Fox “News” and other tilted media. My suggestion would be to provide ALL candidates with a list of yes/no questions prior to the debate and show those results throughout the open question debate…perhaps on the commercial breaks.

    Here is my first question: Would you support the Ryan plan to transform the current Medicare system into a ‘voucher/credit’ plan? Let’s just see who says ‘yes’ or ’no’ without the distraction of the argument as to whether the plan is a ‘voucher’ or some other ‘credit’ plan.

  29. Too bad Oakland University isn’t in Rochester. It’s in Auburn Hills. Old Mrs. Wilson didn’t want it to have a Pontiac address (Auburn Hills was then Pontiac Township)

  30. I get the impression that the presidential candidates would prefer that the economy does not improve in the next 12 months. Please ask them if they want to see the economy to show improvement in the next 12 months.

  31. I have a debate question. “If you believe government has run amok and has grown beyond the limits as defined in the Constitution, what will you do to shrink the size of government? Would you be willing to cut 10% from every department and eliminate the Obama appointees that are circumventing the Constitution?”

  32. Maybe we should contact the FCC and have them investigate CNN, NBC/CNBC and Fox (Aug 11-Iowa) for excluding Gary Johnson from the debates despite him meeting the criteria they set forth.

  33. For those wanting to see Gary Johnson and Buddy Roemer, I discovered online that there is to be a debate / forum including Gary Johnson, Buddy Roemer, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum (perhaps more to come) on Thursday, November 10 in Hampton, NH. The article includes a link to a website called granitegrok which is supposed to show the debate online. I’m not sure if links will work in this forum, but the article is in the exeter patch.

    http://exeter.patch.com/articles/presidential-forum-to-be-held-in-hampton-a2a67f66

  34. Rick Perry always takes the debates to a new low. Cain has no record to attack…Mitt Romney clearly is the most qualified and the media knows it. They are boosting the other candidates like they boosted McCain..so Obama will skate to a second term.

  35. As a now famous judge has found out, beating the hell out of his daughter does not a better daughter make.
    He now knows the meaning of blow back.
    What we do in life come back to haunt us.

    Violence begets violence.

    I don’t understand why this is so hard to understand.

    Why would Ron Paul’s view seem wrong to so many?

  36. Well if you want to have less taxes well Ron Paul wants to take way the income tax from the people and social security from the people just to let you know social security is collateral just in case our government is owning too debt to other country’s that is why people who have it now have to want until they our older to retire because our government is using our social security to pay off our debt ,oh what not our the government debt of course to the other country’s that they owe. And if you want our country to have more money for our roads and schools maybe it would be a good idea to stop foreign aide to other country’s. that is our tax money and it need to go into the debt that our government created and for the things we need. And If you want to have a huge prosperity age lets have less government in our lives it would be better. RON PAUL for PRESIDENT

  37. Well if you want to have less taxes well Ron Paul wants to take way the income tax from the people and social security from the people just to let you know social security is collateral just in case our government is owning too debt to other country’s that is why people who have it now have to want until they our older to retire because our government is using our social security to pay off our debt ,oh wait not our the government debt of course to the other country’s that they owe. And if you want our country to have more money for our roads and schools maybe it would be a good idea to stop foreign aide to other country’s. that is our tax money and it need to go into the debt that our government created and for the things we need. And If you want to have a huge prosperity age lets have less government in our lives it would be better. RON PAUL for PRESIDENT

  38. With Cain gone the push will be on Gingrich.
    I would like to think they will remember what he supported but they will not.
    Have we forgot who was pushing for the Gram Bliley act.

    The Act that made too big to fail a current problem.

    Ok what’s left now in this line up of candidates.

    Will Ron Paul win because there are no other conservative candidates left?
    Or will they go with the left leaning Romney?

  39. I voted for Gary Johnson when he was running. He ran NM well. I agree with the majority of the commentors here, bring back Gary. His ideas, although they may be a bit too liberal for some viewers and or commentators, are just and realistic for this day and age.

  40. Let’s wake up. Ron Paul has some good ideas but overall kooky, unelectable. Bachman, finished. Santorum, finished. Huntsman never had a chance. Newt the most qualified, but unfortunately not a leader. Perry debates destroyed him, can’t be primary winner because he would be lunch for Obama in general. Cain. How many women? Look, good business man not President. Sorry cain we can’t roll the dice again. Did that with Obama. Romney although conservatives want to oppose him, he can and will be the only candidate to slaughter Obama. That’s what we all want right. We must think smart here and leave our far right ideals out of this for a moment. The socialist Obama musn’t win.

    • He’s no different, for the record. Obama, Romney… Same difference. The notes are different, but the overall sound of the music isn’t.

  41. Viewers, beware of half-answers and distorted truths.

    Heed Hazlitt’s lesson:
    The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.

  42. Arise, O LORD, let Your enemies be scattered. Let all those who rise up against You be put down today in Baghdad. Let their plans be foiled, their actions useless, and their minds confused. Put deep deep darkness all around them so they can’t even walk straight. And give the people of Baghdad peace today. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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