Santorum will attend Trump debate

Rick Santorum has accepted an invitation to a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump.

The debate is hosted by the conservative Newsmax magazine.

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"I have accepted the NewsMax debate in IA. Looking forward to promoting our Made In The USA economic plan. #fb #iacaucus #fitn," the former Pennsylvania senator tweeted on Monday.

Besides Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann have also announced their intention to attend the debate.

Last week Jon Huntsman said he would not attend the debate and would instead debate Gingrich in an unmoderated one-on-one debate. Huntsman's decision appears to be a continuation of bad blood between Trump and the former Utah governor, which started when Trump said he turned down a a private offer to sit down with Huntsman.