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    Posted: 1/12/2012 1:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, right, and Sen. Jim DeMint prepare to watch the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C. In the 2012 Republican nominating contest, DeMint is like the pretty girl all the boys want to take to the prom. Nearly every GOP presidential candidate has come a-courting the South Carolina Republican ahead of his state?s Jan. 21 primary. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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    Posted: 11/22/2011 2:40:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michelle Bachmann, of Minnesota, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C. The fluidity of the Republican nomination process and the increased importance of the debates raises questions about whether networks give short shrift to candidates they determine have little chance at reaching the White House. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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    Posted: 11/19/2011 3:30:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011 photo, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C. Paul is emerging as a significant factor in the Republican presidential race, especially in Iowa. Long dismissed by the GOP establishment, the libertarian-leaning candidate is turning heads beyond his hard-core followers just weeks before the state holds the leadoff presidential caucuses. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/15/2011 4:50:47 PM EST
    El aspirante presidencial republicano Rick Perry, gobernador de Texas, habla durante el debate sobre política exterior auspiciado por CBS News/National Journal en el Benjamin Johnson Arena, el sábado 12 de noviembre de 2011 en Spartanburg, Carolina del Sur. Perry bromeó durante el debate acerca de su lapsus en un debate previo, cuando olvidó la tercera agencia gubernamental que eliminaría si fuera elegido presidente. (AP foto/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/15/2011 4:50:47 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidates Jon Huntsman, left, speaks as Michele Bachmann, looks on during the the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 9:35:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions Saturday night as too weak but disagreed in campaign debate whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:00:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, former Governor of Utah, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, in Spartanburg, S.C. When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance to get the federal government out of schools, but disagrees on methods. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 10:35:52 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C. When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance to get the federal government out of schools, but disagrees on methods. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 10:35:51 AM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, left, speaks as fellow candidate Rick Perry looks on during the the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, in Spartanburg, S.C. When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance to get the federal government out of schools, but disagrees on methods. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:55:46 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, speaks with supporters after the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:47 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann,Minnesota's Rep., speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, Bachmann said she would continue to hold terror suspects at the military prison at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:47 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, left, and Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts, prepare to speak at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Republican candidates challenged President Barack Obama on foreign policy on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:47 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions Saturday night as too weak but disagreed in campaign debate whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:47 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidates from left, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum, prepare before the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions Saturday night as too weak but disagreed in campaign debate whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, and his wife Callista Gingrich speak after the debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions Saturday night as too weak but disagreed in campaign debate whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks with supporters after the debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 8:55:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, speaks during the the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 11:20:47 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania Sen., speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. Santorum said he would continue to hold terror suspects at the military prison at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 11:20:46 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, left, speaks as Rick Perry, looks on during the the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
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    Posted: 11/13/2011 11:20:46 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, right, speaks, as Herman Cain listens during the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)