The Republican presidential debate Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa will be the final forum for the 2012 candidates before the nominating contests begin.

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN),during the ABC News GOP Presidential debate on the campus of Drake University on Dec. 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Fox News and the Iowa Republican party will host the debate at the Sioux City Convention Center Here are the rest of the specifics:

Where can I watch the debate?

Fox News will broadcast the debate from 9-11 p.m. It will also stream live on

As usual, the Fix will live blog the entire debate starting at 8:30 p.m.

Who is participating?

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), former Utah governor 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?

Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who moderated another GOP debate in Iowa on Aug. 11, will referee.

What is the official hashtag?

Use the hashtag #IowaDebate to discuss the debate on Twitter. Hear a dubious statement? Flag it on Twitter using #FactCheckThis and our Fact Checker team will investigate.


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