Feb. 4 - Voters cast their vote at statewide Republican caucuses in Nevada where Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hopes to boost his front-runner status. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Nevada voters arrive at caucuses around the state to cast their ballot for their Republican presidential candidate of choice. With a huge lead in polls, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney appears poised for an easy win in the state that would give him an edge in the party's see-sawing presidential nominating race. In Clark County Romney was the clear winner. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHRISTINE DELUCA, CAUCUS VOTER SAYING: "Mitt Romney of course, who else, for gosh sakes." (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN RYAN, CAUCUS VOTER SAYING: "I voted for Mitt Romney. My opinion, he was the least worst choice. I just don't see Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul as presidential material. Event though I might vote for Obama here in November, I think he would be an acceptable president." Nevada, which has a faltering economy and a big Mormon population, is friendly territory for Romney, a Mormon and former head of a private equity firm. He captured 51 percent of the vote in 2008 to win the state during his failed 2008 presidential bid. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters