After the large and diverse battleground of Florida, the Republican presidential contest moves on Saturday to Nevada, a far smaller playing field where two candidates have been organizing for months.

Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul were the top two finishers in Nevada in the party’s 2008 presidential primary, and both have maintained their ties to the state and their campaign organizations. That makes Nevada ill-suited to providing rival candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with the shot of political adrenaline they will need after Florida’s vote.