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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GOP Candidates To Spar In Las Vegas Tonight

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Oct. 11. (AP)

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Oct. 11. (AP)

Seven of the eight major Republican presidential candidates will be in Nevada Tuesday for a debate.

Former ambassador Jon Huntsman is boycotting the debate because Nevada has set its first-in-the-west caucus on January 14th, which could force New Hampshire to hold its primary in early December. (Huntsman will instead campaign in New Hampshire.)

With possibly only weeks to go before the first votes are cast, the candidates still haven’t said much about one of the most pressing problems in Nevada: the state has the highest home foreclosure rate in the country.

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