LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The Republican presidential candidates hoping to move into the White House have a busy day ahead in Southern Nevada as they head into the caucuses Saturday.
Mitt Romney recently sat down with our Jon Ralston for a one-on-one interview on Face 2 Face, where he was asked about his recent comment that he is not concerned about the very poor.
“It was a miss-statement,” Romney said. “I miss-spoke. I've said something that is similar to that but quite acceptable for a long time. And you know when you do i-don't-know-how-many thousands of interviews, now and then you may get it wrong. And I miss-spoke. Plain and simple”
Newt Gingrich is trying to steal back some of the momentum from frontrunner Romney. On Thursday he spoke out against Romney and President Barack Obama while at a Las Vegas manufacturing plant, saying they think the solution for the poor is a safety net, while he believes the poor need to be boosted up with a viable jobs plan.
Gingrich is calling for mining in Nevada on federal land.
Later in the day, Gingrich held a roundtable with Hispanic community members at Mundo restaurant. At 10 this morning, Gingrich will be at a rally in Las Vegas at Stoney's Rockin' Country on Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Ron Paul spent his day in Northern Nevada. An estimated 600 to 800 people were at Paul's rally Thursday night in Reno. Some of topics he touched on included TSA regulations, federal government spending and ending the war.
Today, Paul heads back to Southern Nevada for a campaign event in Pahrump at noon.
Rick Santorum missed an event yesterday in Henderson because he was sick. His adult daughter Elizabeth shook hands with supporters at the event instead.
However, Santorum did pick up an endorsement -- former senatorial candidate Sharron Angle announced that she's backing him for president.
Santorum is campaigning in Missouri today.