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Tuesday's debate presents new test for Herman Cain

Can Rick Perry rebound from a troubled September? How will Herman Cain endure his first test as a heavily-scrutinized candidate? And will Mitt Romney, debating in a state where he's a strong favorite, stay on his cool, steady course?

Those are the key questions as the Republican presidential candidates meet again Tuesday in Hanover, New Hampshire, for their first debate in 19 days. The topic is supposed to be economic issues. The debate begins at 8 p.m. EDT and will be televised nationally by Bloomberg TV.

The encounter, about three months before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, is likely to matter in small but important ways. Story here.