The Republican National Convention concluded with Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. Did it raise the campaign to the level Republicans want? And what happened with the Nevada delegation? Some party leaders say it was an embarrassment but the Ron Paul delegates seem unashamed. And are the Republicans ready to do battle?
Two University of Colorado political scientists have developed a model, which they say, predicts that Mitt Romney will win over three hundred electoral college votes and the presidency. Their model would have predicted the winner of every election since 1980.
It's only days since Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Congressman Paul Ryan to the ticket. And the consensus is that adding the architect of Republican budget plans has changed the race. It's not just about the economy any longer. It's about the deficit, Medicare and Medicaid and the size of the federal government. So how will Nevada Republicans react to Ryan. Some local Republicans join us to discuss the choice and Ryan's speech in Las Vegas.
Senator Harry Reid has gone all in on the tax issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post this week, he accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of not paying income taxes for a decade. So is the Senate Majority Leader trying to keep up the pressure on Mitt Romney or is this a genuine issue? What impact would it have on the campaign if Mitt Romney had paid little or no taxes for a number of years? Nevada's senior senator has also got himself into a shouting match over Yucca Mountain. So what's happening in Washington?
Democrats have long relied on the organizational strength of Culinary Local 226 to win them elections. Culinary members have provided foot soldiers for door-knocking and handing out pamplets. And the union has often got its choice elected to office. Now, though, the Culinary may sit out this election to focus on upcoming contract negotiations and its long-running dispute with Station Casinos. We talk with Culinary Secretary-Treasurer D. Taylor to get the Culinary's thinking.
The lastest Marist poll on the presidential election in Nevada shows that the race is a statistical dead-heat. The president has a slight advantage but supporters of both candidates are enthusiastic about their man. This poll also lists the issues voters believe are important when they make their decision. Some see the economy as the top issue and others see social issues as crucial. We talk with the director of the Marist Poll and we want to hear what you think are the big issues for this election.
Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has dogged him throughout his political career. Throughout the presidential campaign, it also looks as if there will be questions about whether religion will causes the first LDS candidate for president serious problems.
The Florida primary will be yet another decisive turn in the Republican nominating process and whatever the result, the candidates will be looking to the Nevada caucuses this Saturday. Conservative activist Chuck Muth and New York-based journalist McKay Coppins join us to discuss what they've seen so far and what they're looking for in the coming days.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich surged in the final days of the South Carolina primary to take a double-digit win. That was a win that most pundits had not expected a week earlier when they were confidently predicting that Romney would remain the frontrunner and was almost guaranteed the party's nomination.
The conventional wisdom is that Mitt Romney is unbeatable after he takes the New Hampshire primary. So what will happen after New Hampshire? Two more primaries are scheduled in South Carolina and Florida before the action finally comes to the Nevada caucuses.
Last night the major contenders for the Republican Presidential nomination had a debate at the Venetian. It was held in conjunction with the Western States Republican Conference being held at the Venetian.