Sunday show preview: 2012 candidates abound, but not Romney, Gingrich

If you don't get enough of the Republican presidential candidates during Saturday evening’s debate, be sure to set your alarm clock for the Sunday morning political shows.

All five major shows will feature a GOP candidate — but none will have front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

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Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss the coming Iowa Caucus — the libertarian firebrand finished second there in a recent straw poll — and his plans for taking on the GOP front runners.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the assistant majority leader, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also will appear on NBC to discuss the prospects for getting a deal to extend the Payroll Tax Cut, as well as the GOP race.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss his bid for the White House. Also on the Fox show will be Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will discuss the payroll tax cut fight.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) headlines CNN’s “State of the Union” line up after appearing in Saturday evening’s debate. CNN also will have former Rep. Bob Walker (R-Pa.) and former N.H. Gov. John Sununu to debate the presidential candidates. The former is a Gingrich backer; the latter is supporting Romney.

The CNN show joins its competitors in delving into the payroll tax cut extension, with former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and former Republican Rep. Tom Davis (Va.) set to verbally joust.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” features GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to discuss the race for the nomination.