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Live-tweeting the debate

All eyes are on the GOP hopefuls who are taking the stage tonight in Washington, D.C., at a debate sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and CNN.

The NBC political team will be live-tweeting the debate, offering minute-by-minute updates and analysis.

Tweets from NBC producers and correspondents  will appear in this post as the debate begins at 8 p.m. ET.