Las Vegas legend set 
to attend CNN debate

Mr. Las Vegas himself might be putting down the mic for a night to catch CNN’s Republican presidential debate in person.

ITK hears that Wayne Newton, along with his wife, Kathleen, is slated to attend Tuesday’s face-off between seven GOP contenders at The Venetian.


Anderson Cooper is moderating the two-hour debate, being held by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference.

 But it sounds like the “Danke Schoen” singer might not be ready to place any bets on any of the White House hopefuls. When asked in a TV interview earlier this month if he would like to see anyone jump into the presidential race, Newton said, “I would fire them all and start over.”

 Newton, who calls himself a Republican and donated to then-President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004, endorsed Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Connected Commerce Council - Biden faces reporters as his agenda teeters Biden hits one-year mark in dire straits 'All or nothing' won't bolster American democracy: Reform the filibuster and Electoral Count Act MORE (D-Nev.) over Republican Sharron Angle last year.