Liveblog: High Stakes for Perry in Tonight's Debate

We liveblogged the CNN/Western Republican Leadership Conference debate at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, where Gov. Rick Perry had one more shot to make a better impression before a several-week debate hiatus. 

Perry’s first four debates were nothing to write home about, and contributed to falling poll numbers after a commanding out-the-gate lead. At his most recent debate at Dartmouth College last week, the Texas governor appeared to be an afterthought — he got less airtime, and seemed to give less vehement answers.

The goal tonight may simply have been to avoid missteps. After the event ...

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