Candidates pile on against front-runner Perry in GOP debate

The GOP presidential field united to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry at Monday night's debate, showing they view him as their biggest competition for the Republican nomination.

During the debate, held in Tampa, Fla., and sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express, the contenders sought to take the Texas governor down a peg. Perry fought back hard, but stuttered and stumbled at times and was unable to deflect every charge thrown at him.

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