(CNN) - The CNN Western Republican Debate Tuesday in Las Vegas drew 5.5 million viewers, according to data released Wednesday.
The numbers were enough to put CNN in the number-one spot Tuesday night among cable news networks from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Washington (CNN) - When asked about the shifting landscape in the GOP presidential race, President Barack Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod attributed the back and forth to many Republican voters wanting to coalesce around a candidate that is unlike former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
"We've had Romney and an un-Romney in a variety of iterations throughout this campaign," Axelrod said Wednesday during an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.
(CNN) - What struck me most about Rick Perry’s verbal assault on Mitt Romney at the CNN Western Republican Debate in Las Vegas was its contrast to the way Ronald Reagan used to conduct himself during debates.
The late president would never have gone after a fellow Republican in such a direct, personal way. If Reagan were going to attack a fellow Republican on something like the alleged hiring of illegal immigrants for lawn service, he would have had his aides handle it. He would have personally stayed away from the charge.
Las Vegas (CNN) - Former Godfather's Pizza executive Herman Cain was at the center of a pile-on Tuesday night at the presidential debate hosted by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference, as his GOP rivals took turns picking apart his "9-9-9" plan to reform the United States tax code.
Cain's plan would throw out the current tax system and install a 9% corporate income tax rate, a 9% income tax rate and a 9% national sales tax
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Reminiscent of college drinking games, the Obama re-election team has come up with a variation to get donors to contribute during Tuesday night's CNN Western Republican Leadership Conference debate.
Donors are asked to choose key words that almost certainly will be mentioned frequently during the debate. A player is asked to pledge $3 or $5 for each mention of a chosen word by one of the candidates who wants to replace President Barack Obama.
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submit your questions for the debate here.
Las Vegas (CNN) - On the surface, you wouldn't necessarily know that Las Vegas is in deep economic trouble. There are large crowds everywhere on the Strip. The restaurants are full. The casinos are jumping. The shows are great. I was at the gym at the Venetian Hotel at 6 a.m. this morning and it was packed.
But as good as parts of Las Vegas look on the outside, there are deep problems when you take a closer look. Nevada has the highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates in the country – with no quick end in sight.
(CNN) - Nevada is the next major stop along the road to the White House.
The Republican presidential candidates will face off Tuesday in Las Vegas at the Western Republican Presidential Debate, put on by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference.
Washington (CNN) – The Republican Party of Florida and CNN announced Friday plans to hold a debate in late January 2012 that will allow the GOP candidates for president to make a last pitch to Florida voters before the state's primary.
"With the Florida Republican primary now scheduled for Jan. 31, that state's central role in helping Republicans choose a nominee is now secure," said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. "CNN is proud to present voters in Florida an opportunity to hear from the candidates one final time before they head to the polls."
Washington (CNN) - The Arizona Republican Party and CNN will co-host a GOP presidential debate on December 1 in Arizona – a crucial state in the Republican nominating process.
"Arizona is a key state that will play a pivotal role in helping Republicans choose their presidential nominee," said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. "CNN is honored to provide voters in Arizona and around the country an opportunity to hear the GOP candidates present their vision for the future."
On Monday, Sept.12, 2011, CNN, along with the Tea Party Express and several other tea party groups, will produce a debate with the Republican candidates in Tampa, Florida, the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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