The South Carolina Presidential Debate live blog!

at 07:00 PM ET, 05/05/2011

It’s finally here! Five likely Republican presidential candidates will take the debate stage tonight in South Carolina in what amounts to an official kick-off of the 2012 race.

The festivities get started at 9 pm eastern time and will be carried live on Fox News Channel. Starting right around that time, we — the Fix Posse, that is — will be live-blogging the proceedings below. Come and join the fun!

In the meantime, make sure to check out our preview of what to watch for in tonight’s debate and Karen Tumulty’s take on what the debate says about the broader GOP field.

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