A Republican organization is scheduling a debate for GOP presidential candidates Oct. 18 in Las Vegas.
The Western Republican Leadership Conference said Wednesday that cable network CNN will produce the event at The Venetian casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
Former Nevada Republican Rep. Jon Porter chairs the group. He says in a statement that party leaders from 16 RNC Western Region states and territories will be meeting for four days at The Venetian.
No Republicans have declared yet for president.
Democratic President Barack Obama announced this week he will seek re-election.