(By Brooke Bower, Hardball producer)
All eight candidates just came to center-stage for a pre-debate group photo. Amid a standing ovation, the candidates waved, smiled, and pointed to fans in the crowd. They are now gradually moving to their respective podiums. Richardson, Dodd and Gravel were the first in position. Biden moved to his spot shortly after them. The rest of the field is offstage now.