GOP trio plans Nevada stops

RENO — President Bush is scheduled to be in Reno next week to address a conference on enhancing hunting opportunities and managing game species and their habitat around the country, a White House official confirmed Tuesday.

Bush will give closing remarks Oct. 3 on the final day of the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy, being held at the Silver Legacy Resort, said Kristen Hellman, spokeswoman with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

His visit to Reno will come a day after he is to speak to the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas.

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, also is expected to be in Reno next week.

A source familiar with the campaign’s plans said McCain was scheduled to speak Oct. 2 at an event expected to focus on Second Amendment rights. The source requested anonymity because the candidate’s schedule had not been officially announced.

Also on Oct. 2, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be back in Nevada campaigning for McCain. Romney, a former presidential contender who won Nevada’s Jan. 19 Republican caucuses, is scheduled to hold an evening rally in Elko, campaign sources said.

No further details on Romney’s visit were available.

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