For all the focus on Herman Cain, it is Rick Perry who perhaps has more on the line tonight as the Republican presidential candidates gather again for a debate in Las Vegas.
Perry's political obituary was beginning to be written after a pair of poor debate showings in the last month. But a strong fundraising report -- $15 million cash on hand -- and a steadier performance at last week's economic-focused debate has kept him in the conversation, even if it's secondary to the man with the "9-9-9" plan.
Mitt Romney's campaign is still eyeing the Texas governor warily. They produced a Web video targeting what had been Perry's primary selling point in the GOP contest -- his record creating jobs in Texas.
Perry unveiled his plan to boost the national economy only late last week. A new video Tuesday from his campaign includes highlights of that speech, and a reference to him as "America's Jobs Governor."