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Vegas: The GOP morning after

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LAS VEGAS — Warming up the crowd here at the Western Republican Leadership Conference, former Nevada Gov. Robert List said Wednesday they shouldn’t hang their heads if they had a tough go at the slot machines the previous night.

“If you didn’t do well, think of it this way. It is not a loss,” Mr. List said, explaining that the money goes to schools. “Think of it as a contribution to the young people of Nevada.”

The remarks kicked off the second day of the conference, a four-day event that started with the feistiest presidential debate yet last night and that aims to educate and mobilize grass-roots Republicans in the region.

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