The Washington Times - October 19, 2011, 12:50PM

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.