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GOP debate field is set: Christie, Kasich in; Perry, Santorum out

GOP debate field is set: Christie, Kasich in; Perry, Santorum out

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House hopefuls who made the campaign's first cut. But it's a disappointing situation for seven other Republicans including former technology executive Carly Fiorina and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who will be relegated to a pre-debate forum and second-tier status in the party's crowded field. Fox News on Tuesday announced the 10 GOP candidates who will take part in the debate at 9 p.m....

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