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Nine Candidates Agree to GOP Debate
By: David Mark
April 3, 2007 09:17 AM EST
Nine GOP White House hopefuls will participate in a May 3 debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, an event hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, in conjunction with MSNBC and The Politico.
Accepting former first lady Nancy Reagan's invitation are Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.), former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Rep. Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Wisconsin governor Tommy G. Thompson.
The debate, the first of the cycle for Republican presidential candidates, will air exclusively on cable's MSNBC, with full coverage on MSNBC.com. The Politico will stream the debate live on Politico.com, providing an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity for viewers to ask and vote on questions via the Internet.
This event will be the first of two GOP debates scheduled to take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The second is to be held Jan. 30, the final GOP debate before the 2008 Super Tuesday primary in California and several other key states.
Located in Simi Valley, Calif., the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library houses more than 55 million pages of gubernatorial, presidential and personal papers; a large collection of photographs and film; and more than 100,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Home to Reagan's Air Force One (tail No. 27000), it also serves as the final resting place for the 40th presiden