(CNN) - What happens in Vegas … goes to the White House?
That's what the Nevada Host Committee, Inc. is hoping. The group has made a formal bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Las Vegas.
It may seem early to bid for a convention scheduled for three years from now but hosting a national convention is a major undertaking for any city, no matter how well equipped. The Republican National Committee usually makes its choice two years in advance.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top campaign surrogate for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, threatened to say "f***" during his live, prime time convention speech last August, according to an upcoming book by The Washington Post's Dan Balz.
The title, "Collision 2012," details a tense moment when the director of the Republican National Convention ordered his crew to cut an introduction video for Christie just minutes before he was set to take the stage.
(CNN) – Clint Eastwood isn't taking much time to reflect on his unique endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at last month's Republican National Convention, after all he says if they're "dumb enough" to ask him, they'll take what they get.
"If somebody is dumb enough to ask me to go to political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get," said Eastwood in an interview Tuesday with the television show "Extra" about the convention speech that won rave reviews, puzzled looks and slacked jaws.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - For Democrats who gathered at their convention in the swing state of North Carolina, the high glitz extravaganza watched by millions on television was a partisan infomercial that has paid off, for the moment, in energizing their voters.
For Republicans who convened in the battleground state of Florida, the impact on the party faithful of their event has waned.FULL STORY
(CNN) – A new survey indicates President Barack Obama moved up four points following the Democratic National Convention last week, and now has a six point advantage over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
According to a CNN/ORC International Poll (PDF) released Monday, 52% of likely voters nationwide back the president, compared to 46% for Romney. Just before the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama was tied with Romney 48%-48%.
Zanesville, Ohio (CNN) - Fresh off the Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden used two appearances in Ohio on Saturday to mock the Republican National Convention in Tampa and accused his opponents of not having the courage to explain their policies. Those and other comments were quickly labeled as "false and discredited attacks" by the Romney campaign.
Biden even went galactic: claiming that a Martian visiting the RNC would have, essentially, been lost in translation.
(CNN) – The Democratic and Republican conventions are designed to be the high points for both presidential campaigns. Countless man hours and tens of millions of dollars go into each event.
But the work that could really affect the outcome of the election is still taking place. Campaigns are poring over information you provide to them every time you use the internet.FULL STORY
(CNN) - In his first public statements since his rambling, improvised remarks at last week's Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood told a California newspaper that Mitt Romney's campaign wasn't able to approve his speech, since he wasn't sure what he was going to say until he walked out on stage.
"They vet most of the people, but I told them, 'You can't do that with me, because I don't know what I'm going to say,'" Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone. Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in the 1980s.
(CNN) – A poll released Wednesday showed no boost in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating following his keynote address at last week's Republican National Convention.
The survey from Quinnipiac University, taken August 27-September 2, indicated that 52% of adults in New Jersey approve of the job Christie is doing as governor. That's statistically unchanged from the 54% who approved of Christie in a July 17 survey. The outspoken New Jersey governor addressed delegates in Tampa last Tuesday.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - It's the question everyone's asking: Did Mitt Romney get a bounce out of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida?
According to a new national poll released Tuesday, just before the start of the Democratic convention, the GOP presidential nominee appears to have received a one-point convention bounce, normal for the modern political era.