This morning on American Morning, CNN's Ali Velshi is live in Tampa, Florida ahead of tonight's CNN Tea Party debate.
The debate, being held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, will also give the six other candidates on the stage a chance to change what many are portraying as a two-person race between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Eight candidates are trying to convince the grass roots voters here that they have solutions. And in a CNN poll released this morning we're seeing that among Tea Party voters, Texas Governor Rick Perry is the favorite, getting 38% of voters in our poll.
But will we hear the usual talking points at tonight's debate? Not if Tea Party Express's Amy Kremer has anything to say about it. She joined Ali live this morning to explain what she hopes to hear from candidates.