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ABC News/Yahoo New Hampshire GOP Debate: Target Romney, Santorum

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9:02 p.m.: "I'm an optimist, and I certainly hope [job creation] turns around...but [recent positive job numbers] are not because of President Obama," former Massachusetts Gov. Romney said. "It's like the rooster trying to take credit for the sun rising."

9:03 p.m.: Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says Iran is the most pressing issue America is facing today. "If they cross us, they should fear us." The former Pennsylvania senator then calls Romney out, labeling him a "manager" rather than a leader, with his record in the private sector.

9:04 p.m.: "I think people who spend all their life in Washington don't understand what really happens in the economy," Romney rebutted. "I wish people in Washington had the experience of working in the real economy first..."

9:05 p.m.: "I am not nearly as enamored of a Wall Street Model," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said, in response to Romney's ambitious past at Bain Capitol. "The governor has every right to defend that."

9:08 p.m.: Romney said, in his defense, "this is a free enterprise system, and we don't need government to come and tell us how business is supposed to work."

9:09 p.m.: "I think it is fair to have a conversation in this country about someone's record," former Ambassador and Gov. Jon Huntsman said. "But, it goes beyond the private sector. I've been a governor. Mitt's been a governor." Huntsman said their gubernatorial records are a better indicator of how a candidate might perform as president.

9:11 p.m.: "I actually think it is helpful to have people who've had a job in the private sector," Romney said. "I think now, given what America is facing globally...you need to have someone who knows how that economy works at a close level. This is different than having a president who does not understand job creation."

9:11 p.m.: Texas Congressman Ron Paul says Santorum is a "big government spending individual," and that he voted against Right to Work. "He became a high-powered lobbyist in Washington D.C. We checked out on Newt on his income, we should check out how much he's made as well."

9:13 p.m.: Santorum says he believes government has a responsibility to represent the interest of their state. "I don't apologize for that, like you didn't when you earmarked things as you did for your constituents in Texas." Santorum also said he is a "cause guy," working at the Ethics and Policy Center writing about Iran, working on health care outside the Senate.

9:15 p.m.: "The big difference between how I voted and the senator voted is I always voted against the spending," Paul said. "You are a big spender, that is all there is to it, you are a big government Republican."

9:16 p.m.: "I think you've seen a good example of why I got in this race," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said. "We have to nominate someone who can beat Barack Obama, who can get the Tea Party behind them and stop the corrupt spending going on...they want someone who has a record of executive governing experience as I do. That is a record the American people are looking for, and an outsider not corrupted by the process." Perry then called Paul a hypocrite on earmark spending.

9:18 p.m.: Paul said he believes Congress should designate every penny, before returning focus to Santorum, who he said voted five times to raise the debt ceiling in the Senate.

9:19 p.m.: "Every time we tried to tie it to reduced spending," Santorum said.

9:20 p.m.: "It's about leading organizations, leading people and leading vision," Huntsman said, before pointing out Massachusetts was number 47 in budget deficits while he was governor in Utah. "We have got to find somebody who can reform Congress." Huntsman also championed term limits for Congressional representatives.

--Brandon De Hoyos, Guide to IM

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