Slot Machines and Gin Endorsements: Political Moments in Las Vegas — VIDEO

Feb. 2, 2012, 11:36 a.m.

The next leg of the Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial nom­in­at­ing con­test brings the na­tion­al spot­light to Nevada, the home of Sin City. 

Na­tion­al Journ­al cor­res­pond­ent Ma­jor Gar­rett and The At­lantic staff writer Molly Ball know Las Ve­gas well: They both re­por­ted on and lived in the city be­fore mak­ing their way to the na­tion’s cap­it­al.

Click through be­low to watch them talk about their most mem­or­able times on the strip and high­lights of mo­ments in Las Ve­gas polit­ics.

The At­lantic seni­or ed­it­or Jen­nie Rothen­berg Gritz con­trib­uted