The Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 11 will be the first debate of the 2012 campaign to focus exclusively on the issue voters say they care about most: the economy.

Whoever emerges from the Republican field to challenge President Obama in 2012 will almost certainly work to make the election a referendum on President Obama’s handling of the economy.

As we prepare for the debate, we want to hear from you. What economic-themed question would you ask the Republican candidates? Go to or tell us on twitter with #econdebate.


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