The CNBC Republican Presidential Debate on Wednesday will be the first event at which all the 2012 Republican will meet on stage since sexual harassment allegations against previously-surging candidate Herman Cain were reported.
The debate is co-sponsored by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. It begins at 8 p.m ET.
Where can I watch the debate?
CNBC will broadcast the debate starting at 8 p.m. ET.
As usual, the Fix will live-blog the entire debate starting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Who is participating?
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (Pa.).
Who will moderate the debate?
Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood will moderate the debate.
What is the format?
According to CNBC, the debate questions “will focus on the key issues facing voters—jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of our national economy.”
CNBC asked that all the candidates submit economic-themed opening statements, which they have posted here.
What is the official hashtag?
CNBC recommends the hashtag #CNBCDebate.
If you’re attending the event, you can submit instagram pictures from the debate to be displayed on The Washington Post using the hashtag #2012Unfiltered. Learn more here .