Looking Ahead to the Nevada Caucus

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Voters line up to register at a caucus precinct in 2008 in a the largely Hispanic neighborhood in East Las Vegas, Nevada (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

The next stop for GOP presidential hopefuls is the Nevada caucus on Saturday. Unlike contests in the East and Midwest, the Silver state's largely libertarian voters are less interested in social issues and religion and more concerned with gun reform laws, jobs, education and immigration reform. The latter point is particularly tricky: while Latinos generally don't participate in caucuses, they make up 15 percent of the general election's voters.

Greg Ferraro is president of the Ferraro Group, a leading public relations and public affairs firm in Nevada and a former campaign advisor for Bob Dole and George W. Bush. Angeanette Damon is lead political reporter for the Las Vegas Sun.


Angeanette Damon and Greg Ferraro

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