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Las Vegas debate: Your reading list

at 06:12 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Can’t wait for tonight’s Republican presidential debate? Neither can we. Here’s some reading material for tonight’s debate.

General Background:

• The Post’s Steve Mufson and Jia Lynn Yang reported recently that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic plans rely on fuzzy accounting from companies. http://wapo.st/ow8rGl

• The Fix analyzed the winners and losers in the 3rd fundraising quarter earlier this week. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was a winner; Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman were losers. http://wapo.st/oHMg1P

• Saturday Night Live actually did a funny recap of the last debate (really!) - http://bit.ly/r41Yfm

• Here’s a real recap: http://wapo.st/pUNp3u

And here’s some candidate-specific recommend reading.

Michele Bachmann

• Obama v. Bachmann cash raised - http://wapo.st/r4zihw

• Romney v. Bachmann cash raised - http://wapo.st/qH3Q8b

• Campaigning in New Hampshire - http://wapo.st/ow8rGl

• Staff departures and money problems - http://wapo.st/ow8rGl

• Pledges border fence with Mexico - http://wapo.st/n2MM9f

Newt Gingrich

• Obama v. Gingrich cash raised - http://wapo.st/og7LiN

• Praising Cain, insults Romney and Perry - http://wapo.st/nC2o5M

• Gingrich favored death panels http://bit.ly/q0x8e0

• Barney Frank fires back at Gingrich:  - http://nyti.ms/qGr5VQ

Herman Cain

• Politifact explainer on the 9-9-9 plan- http://bit.ly/poUqq7

• 9-9-9 gets bad reviews from conservatives- http://wapo.st/nPQjkY

• FactChecker on how 9-9-9 is misleading - http://wapo.st/oGN9xM

• Cain on electrified border fence - http://wapo.st/mOXUfy

• Cain’s know-nothing foreign policy - http://wapo.st/qgWQZA

Ron Paul

• What Paul needs to do tonight- http://wapo.st/pF6nHr

• His new economic plan - http://wapo.st/qQxvOD

• Economists on the Paul plan - http://wapo.st/o0tKwj

• Nevada is an important state for Paul - http://huff.to/qouxcu

• Paul as social conservative candidate - http://wapo.st/onS3Y8

Rick Perry:

• Obama v. Perry cash raised - http://wapo.st/r7OqC1

• Romney v. Perry cash raised - http://wapo.st/n6q5ii

• Perry energy plan - http://wapo.st/ogSoBT

• Perry calls 9-9-9 a tax increase - http://wapo.st/nm0obt

• Perry’s wife says he was “brutalized” - http://wapo.st/nyuWzA

• Perry’s upcoming economic speech - http://wapo.st/nJvUNk

Mitt Romney

• Romney urged to boycott Nevada - http://bit.ly/pesTvV

• Ex-Romney and Obama adviser on health plans - http://n.pr/oVsfng

• Romney trying to go gaffe-free - http://wapo.st/od0NQx

• Romney’s Iowa problem (or solution) - http://wapo.st/qKFi3s

• Romney’s role in the Mormon church -http://nyti.ms/mVs5NL

Rick Santorum

• Obama v. Santorum cash raised - http://wapo.st/owgRdJ

• Santorum on (lack of) debate prep - http://wapo.st/nJvUNk

• Santorum targets Romney, Perry, Cain - http://wapo.st/ngh3Yb

• Santorum attacks Cain on gay marriage - http://bit.ly/pYnRiX

 Aaron Blake contributed to this report.

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