CNN debate scores large audience
October 19th, 2011
05:16 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN debate scores large audience

(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.
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Axelrod on the GOP field: Romney vs. an un-Romney
October 19th, 2011
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod on the GOP field: Romney vs. an un-Romney

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry, Romney and Reagan
October 19th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Perry, Romney and Reagan

(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.


Filed under: CNN Debate • Rick Perry • Ronald Reagan
Candidates go all-in for Las Vegas debate
October 18th, 2011
09:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates go all-in for Las Vegas debate

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
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Obama campaign's debate word game, fundraiser
October 18th, 2011
06:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign's debate word game, fundraiser

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.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: At tonight’s debate, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas
October 18th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: At tonight’s debate, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas

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.

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.


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Campaign spotlight to shine on Nevada
October 13th, 2011
02:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Campaign spotlight to shine on Nevada

(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.
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CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate
September 30th, 2011
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN, Republican Party of Florida plan January debate

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."
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CNN and Arizona GOP will host presidential debate
September 29th, 2011
05:36 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN and Arizona GOP will host presidential debate

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."
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Your questions for the CNN/Tea Party debate, Sept. 12 in Tampa
August 9th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Your questions for the CNN/Tea Party debate, Sept. 12 in Tampa

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.

The tea party wing of the Republican party has been at the center of recent news involving the U.S. budget, debt and deficit. Click here for some of our recent coverage about the tea party movement. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 • CNN Debate • Debate • Republican • Tea Party
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