I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let’s get started.
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In an election season as unpredictable as this one, perhaps it’s fitting that the undercard forum of lower-tier presidential candidates has scrambled its makeup. Stranger still, the so-called happy hour debate to take place before the main event will include two sitting governors and the guys who were runners-up to get the Republican nomination in 2012 and 2008.
The earlier meeting of hopefuls, kicking off at 4 p.m....