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.


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:


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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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