Later this evening, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a GOP Presidential Forum on his “Huckabee” show on Fox News. The forum will consist of six GOP candidates being questioned individual by a panel of state Attorneys General. Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain were also invited, however, both candidates have passed on the event.


Video: Watch Entire Forum Video

Air Time: Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8pm ET on Fox News

Confirmed Candidates: Romney, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul, Perry

Report from the Virginia Pilot:

Having confirmed his plan to run for governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will pivot from state to national politics this weekend when he questions Republican presidential candidates during a televised forum.

Cuccinelli and two fellow attorneys general — Florida’s Pam Bondi and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma — will serve as panelists on a FOX News Forum hosted Saturday evening by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. The broadcast begins at 8 p.m.

The GOP hopefuls scheduled to participate in that event are Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

Each will be individually questioned, a format that differentiates the forum from a debate setting in which candidates offer condensed responses and exchange crossfire.

That setting allows for a “a more substantive discussion of issues,” including the role of state and federal government in setting policy and protection of the U.S. Constitution, said Cuccinelli.

I do tend to enjoy this format as a change of pace from the typical debate structure since it seems to bring out some deeper questioning of the candidates. Having Attorneys General essentially cross-examine each candidate might turn out to be a great idea. We’ll see later tonight.

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