Las Vegas (CNN) - Republicans and Democrats are holding conferences in Las Vegas this week and seven of the leading GOP contenders are participating in a CNN debate here Tuesday - evidence, activists in both parties say, that the state could play a pivotal role not only in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but also in the general election.
"Where Nevada goes so goes the presidency," Republican political consultant Robert Uithoven said noting the state's history of correctly choosing the eventual winner of the White House in general elections.
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Good morning from the Sands Convention Center at The Venetian, site of the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate.
After a busy weekend, construction of the debate hall and stage is almost complete, with just a few final touches to go, just in time for tomorrow night's showdown between seven of the major GOP presidential candidates.
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.
Here’s your chance to literally shape the debate in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
CNN, along with the Western Republican Leadership Conference, will host the Western Republican Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
Washington (CNN) – CNN has established objective criteria – modeled after criteria the network used for the June 13th presidential debate in New Hampshire and the September 12th presidential debate in Florida – to determine who will receive invitations to participate in the October 18th "Western Republican Presidential Debate."
Participants need to meet the threshold outlined below to receive an invitation to this debate: