Feb. 22 -- Mesa, Ariz.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum traded accusations about health care, spending earmarks, and federal bailouts during a possible final debate for the GOP candidates.
Jan. 26 -- Jacksonville, Fla.
Mitt Romney came at Newt Gingrich hard in the final Florida debate but in the process fudged elements of his own record that undercut his own credibility. (Globe, 1/27/12)
Jan. 23 -- Tampa
Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in a crackling campaign debate.
Jan. 19 -- Charleston, S.C.
Presidential contender Newt Gingrich denied that he asked his second wife for an "open marriage" that would allow him to have a mistress as she claimed in an interview broadcast two days before the South Carolina primary.
Jan. 16 -- Myrtle Beach, S.C.
In a crucial Republican debate last night, opponents criticized Mitt Romney’s business decisions, and questioned his conservative credentials. (Boston Globe)
Jan. 8 -- Concord, N.H.
Front-runner Mitt Romney came under withering attacks in a debate this morning, as his rivals dropped their previously cordial tone in an attempt to stop his momentum and prevent him from quickly locking up the nomination. (Boston Globe, 1/8/12)
Jan. 7 -- Goffstown, N.H.
Mitt Romney's rivals, attempting to position themselves as the one who can beat the former Mass. governor, spent much of the time vigorously attacking each other. (Boston Globe, 1/7/12)
Dec. 15 -- Sioux City, Iowa
Newt Gingrich, standing at the center of the seven candidates, was the focus of criticism as GOP nominees capped an extended series of lively debates before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. (Boston Globe, 12/15/11)
Dec. 12 -- Manchester, N.H.
The tone during the debate between Newt Gingrich and Jon huntsman was cordial a stark contrast to recent debates that have been characterized by sharp attacks among all the candidates. (Globe, 12/12/11)
Dec. 10 -- Des Moines
Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Romney in a debate Saturday, ahead of Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses. (AP, 12/11/11)
Nov. 22 -- Washington, D.C.
The Republican presidential candidates last night clashed - at times vigorously - over their visions for American security, whether Muslims should be targeted for extra screenings at airports, and how precipitously the US military should pull out from Afghanistan. (Boston Globe, 11/23/11)
Nov. 12 -- Spartanburg, S.C.
The Republican presidential candidates mainly channeled their criticisms tonight toward President Obama over such issues as a potentially nuclear-armed Iran, but their debate on international affairs revealed clear divisions on the use of foreign aid and such techniques as waterboarding to extract information from terrorist suspects. (Political Intelligence, 11/12/11)
Nov. 9 -- Rochester, Mich.
The debate focused on jobs and the economy, but included a response from Rick Perry in which he could name only two of the three federal agencies he wants to abolish. (Boston Globe, 11/10/11)
Oct. 18 -- Las Vegas
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced withering attacks from GOP debate rivals Tuesday night over the health care plan he spearheaded in Massachusetts, his perceived proclivity for switching positions, and his former lawn company's use of illegal immigrants to mow the lawn at his Belmont home four years ago. (Political Intelligence, 10/19/11)
Oct. 11 -- Hanover, N.H.
Eight Republican presidential hopefuls last night debated the issue voters care most about - the economy - as they lightly squabbled over whose approach on Chinese trade policy, health care, and tax reform would best get the countrys economy growing again. (Boston Globe, 10/12/11)
Sept. 22 -- Orlando
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney laid bare their bitter rivalry last night, turning on each other during a GOP presidential debate with heated, personal attacks over their authenticity, commitment to conservative principles, and ability to lead the Republican Party to victory over President Obama in 2012. (Boston Globe, 9/23/11)
Sept. 12 -- Tampa
Eight Republican presidential candidates continued a vigorous exchange last night over the future of Social Security, but much of the focus of the two-hour debate was on Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who are quickly developing a feisty feud that at times seems personal. (Boston Globe, 9/13/11)
Sept. 7 -- Simi Valley, Calif.
Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, after weeks of subtle jabs at each other on the campaign trail, abandoned all prior graciousness last night and began vigorously squaring off over Social Security, health care, and who has the best record as a job creator. (Boston Globe, 9/7/11)