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President Florida debate: Where's the love? Newt Gingrich hopes audience shows it. (+video)

Newt Gingrich, who is hoping to regain his momentum Thursday night, suggests the silent crowd at the first GOP Florida debate rattled him. Applause is allowed in Jacksonville, CNN says.

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There are two burning questions heading into Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate: Will the audience applaud and otherwise express itself? And can Newt Gingrich regain his momentum against Mitt Romney ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal primary in Florida?