[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/05/art.tparty.file.gi.jpg caption="Tea Party Nation organized and held the first national Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee in February."]
(CNN) - A National Tea Party Unity convention that was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in July will now take place in October, according to organizers.
The event, organized by Tea Party Nation (a national Tea Party organization) and Free America (a conservative non-profit group) and other organizations, will still be held at the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort. But Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips confirmed to CNN Saturday that the date is being moved from July 15-17 to October in order to hold the event closer to the midterm elections.
"We concluded it would more advantageous to hold the convention in the middle of October just prior to the November elections," says Phillips in a statement.
Tea Party Nation organized and held the first national Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee in February.
Phillips says that he and fellow organizers were so excited about what they term the success of the first convention that they scheduled the second convention without considering the timing.
"The heat in Las Vegas in July is keeping many who would like to participate from attending. We have also received numerous emails from people who were forced to decide between family vacations and attending the convention," adds Phillips.
He also says that moving back the date allows other Tea Party groups to attend the convetion.
Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle was scheduled to speak at the July event. Tea Party Nation is encouraging activists to donate to Angle, who is challenging longtime Democratic lawmaker and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in this November's midterm elections.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and talk show host and former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs were also scheduled to address the convention. There's no word if the change of date will affect the list of speakers.
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