MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney is far ahead in New
Hampshire, but the former Massachusetts governor and the other
Republican presidential candidates are facing two debates that
could help define the contest.
In a race driven largely driven by 13 previous sparring matches,
Romney has emerged largely unscathed by the six or seven opponents who have flanked his debate position on center stage.
That could change with Saturday night's debate or the one
scheduled Sunday morning, as rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum seek to stop Romney's march to the nomination.
In particular, Gingrich is looking to keep his candidacy afloat
while Santorum hopes to capitalize on his neck-and-neck performance against Romney in Iowa's caucuses.
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