Expectations were high that Rick Perry's first debate would feature some fireworks and so far it has not disappointed. Romney and Perry mixed it up almost immediately with a pointed exchange over job creation in their respected states.
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Texas has seen more job growth than the nation at large since the recession, a central selling point for Perry that he brought up in his first answer. "What Americans are looking for is someone who can get people working again," he said. "If you look at what we've done over the last decade, we've created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas the same time America lost 2.5 million jobs."