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Countdown to Thursday's debate

Your First Read team has put together a list of Do's and Don'ts for the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will be participating in Thursday's debate that will air on MSNBC. Take a look.

Also, MSNBC.com's Curry notes that the debates give platforms to long-shot mavericks (as we saw last week with Mike Gravel), as well as provide fodder and talking points for the eventual opposition in the general election.