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Hofstra debate: Waiting for D Hour

The crowd begins to gather in the media

The crowd begins to gather in the media tent. Photo Credit: Newsday/Dan Janison

The pre-spin begins, as Tom Brune points out.

Former failed presidential candidate John Kerry blew through here and said something about Bengazi and something else about how lousy Mitt Romney's record was in Massachussets.

Among the locals early on the scene were GOP Rep. Peter King, DNC member Robert Zimmerman, his man David Chauvin, Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Porter, former White House aide John Sununu, spokesman Robert Gibbs, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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