Candidates storm Nevada in last day before caucuses
February 3rd, 2012
08:20 PM ET
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Candidates storm Nevada in last day before caucuses

Las Vegas (CNN) - Most of the remaining Republican presidential candidates spent Friday barnstorming across Nevada - one day before that state's critical first-in-the-West presidential caucuses.

Front-runner Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul crisscrossed the state, focusing in large part on its battered economy. Nevada's has been particularly hard hit by the economic downturn, with a high number of home foreclosures and an unemployment rate that recently soared to an all-time high of 14.9%.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
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  1. Rudy NYC

    I hope Santorum is in Missouri, instead of Nevada, because of concerns and desire to be close to his daughter, and not because of a lack of funds. Out of the remaining four GOP candidates, Santorum now seems to be the most electable in the general election.

    Mitt Romney is running out of toes to shoot off. Newt Gingrich has twice grown new feet. Ron Paul's overall message has already been rejected voters twice before. That leaves Sen. Santorum as the lesser of the evils. If the hard right wants a beast to go out and destroy Pres. Obama in debates, then Santorum might be their guy. He certainly won the CNN debate in Nevada as he completely cleaned Romney's clock on health care. I hope he's not running short on funds.

    February 3, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Jules

    Does anyone else think that Mitt Romney wants to be president so badly that he would make a deal with the devil? His flip-flopping, his what I will bet is his recently set up blind trust to try and cover his butt on his offshore and Swiss accounts. his huge monetary backing from Wall Street. All of it stinks to high heaven.

    February 3, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |