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GOP Debate at Mesa Arts Center

KFYI and the city of Mesa welcome the candidates.

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    Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul get ready to debate!
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    The stage hours before the debate.
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    The stage hours before the debate.
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    Entrance to the debate hall at Mesa Arts Center
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    CNN press tent
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    Two producers of the debate discuss the set up
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    Each seat in the house was assigned. Former Vice President Dan Quayle attended.
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    Final preparations being made.
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    Ron Paul supporter
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    It seemed like every GOP candidate had their area outside the debate hall.
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    Mike Broomhead getting ready to go on the air with his GOP Mardi Gras bling.
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    Gov. Brewer joins Mike Broomhead
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    Gov. Brewer joins Mike Broomhead
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    Gov. Brewer joins Mike Broomhead
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    Gov. Brewer joins Mike Broomhead
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    Gov. Brewer joins Mike Broomhead
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    Gov. Brewer fired up!
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    The governor spoke to supporters before she had to run into the debate.
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    Mike Broomhead and producer Andrew Fountaine
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    Mike Broomhead and producer Andrew Fountaine
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    KFYI was allowed inside the debate for just a few minutes to catch the candidates entering.
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    The audience
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    CNN moderator John King checks his notes
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    The stage ready to go
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    CNN moderator John King
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    CNN moderator John King
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    Newt Gingrich enters
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    Newt Gingrich enters
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    Mitt Romney enters
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    Mitt Romney
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    Mitt Romney
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    Newt and Romney
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    Newt and Romney
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    Rick Santorum enters
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    Rick Santorum
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    Ron Paul enters
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    All four together
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    All four listen to an ASU choral group sing the national anthem.
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    The debate from inside the press tent.
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    The CNN express.
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    Hundreds watch the debate outside the arts center.
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    KFYI was in the middle of it all!
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    Hundreds of listeners gather outside the KFYI tent to watch the debate
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    Hundreds of listeners gather outside the KFYI tent to watch the debate
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    He's too chicken.
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    Jim Sharpe before the viewing party
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