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Kelly Evans '07 to Quiz Republican Candidates

Kelly Evans, the 2007 Washington and Lee alumna and Wall Street Journal columnist, will be one of the panelists tonight (Monday, Jan. 16), when the five remaining Republican presidential candidates take the stage in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for their latest nationally televised debate.

Co-sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, it will be moderated by Bret Baier, host of “Special Report with Bret Baier.” In addition to Kelly, the panelists will be Gerald Seib, the Washington bureau chief of the WSJ, and Juan Williams of Fox News.

In addition to writing the “Ahead of the Tape” column in the WSJ, Kelly is also anchor for “News Hub,” the Journal’s daily online video.

Kelly was already in Myrtle Beach to prepare for tonight when the news came that Jon Huntsman was pulling out of the campaign, and the debate, which leaves five candidates. She tweeted tongue-in-cheek (is that even possible?) that Huntsman chose to leave the campaign rather than face “my opening round gotcha questions.”

She also posted this photo of the Myrtle Beach sand sculpture of what were originally six candidates. Kelly is inviting questions via Twitter to @kelly_evans. Just use the hashtag #foxdebate. She indicates that they’ll be taking Twitter questions during the debate, too.

Tonight’s event begins at 9 p.m. EST.

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