Early GOP Primary Debates Percolating

Friday, 01 Apr 2011 08:52 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Even as Republican Party officials try to reign in and organize the presidential primary debate season, groups in early primary states are moving forward and scheduling them.

presidential, primary, debates, gopThe Conservative Leadership Conference is planning to hold a Republican presidential debate during the second night of its July 9-10 confab in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported Friday.

Conference organizers plan to invite candidates who have announced their bid for the GOP presidential nomination or those who have formed exploratory committees.

Nevada is scheduled to hold an early Republican caucus in February 2012, which would follow the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. The first GOP presidential debate is scheduled for May 5 in Greensville, S.C.

The Conservative Leadership Conference attracts hundreds of conservative activists, bloggers and leaders.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain, the former chief executive officer Godfather's Pizza, have both launched exploratory committees.

Organizers expect the debate also will draw potential GOP candidates such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. All have visited Nevada either this year or during the 2010 campaign cycle.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Megamall Arrests: Dozens Held as Crowd Protests Against Police

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:50 AM

About a dozen people were arrested after hundreds protesting police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Mi . . .

Dr. Evil's 'Saturday Night Live' Skit Hits North Korea, Sony

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:26 AM

Mike Myers opened "Saturday Night Live" with his Dr. Evil character taking on both North Korea and Sony Pictures after t . . .

Miley Cyrus' Shriver Ban Creates Kennedy Family Holiday Conflict

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 06:42 AM

Miley Cyrus has been banned at Kennedy holiday events by Maria Shriver who disapproves of the singer's budding romance w . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved