Skip to comments.Sandoval expected to be formidable candidate in bid for Nevada governor
Posted on 08/15/2009 2:27:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Three political sources told me Friday U.S. District Judge Brian Sandoval wasn't as interested in challenging U.S. Sen. Harry Reid as he was in running for governor -- putting him at loggerheads with Reid's oldest son, Rory.
Previous reports that Sandoval, a Republican, was interested in the U.S. Senate were no longer accurate. Sandoval's eye was on the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.
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But Sandoval wouldn't call me back this week. Federal canons of ethics put the kibosh on talking about running for office while you're a federal judge. Nobody wants to start a political campaign facing judicial ethics complaints.
Friday afternoon, that changed. Oh, he's still not calling me back.
But he resigned his coveted federal judgeship, the lifetime appointment from President George W. Bush he received in 2005, courtesy of a recommendation from Sen. Reid, who arranged for the federal judgeship as one way to move a compelling Hispanic Republican candidate out of the way. A brilliant strategy, if only it had worked.
Sandoval's back on the political scene and he's formidable.
While it won't be official until after his resignation takes effect Sept. 15, Sandoval will be running for governor. Take that to the bank.
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I didn’t know harry reid had a son who would be running for governor! Yikes... Nevada is really full of the bad guys, aren’t they?
[As one Freeper stated on another thread, if Sandoval runs for Governor and Sue Lowden runs for U.S. Senator, we have the makings of a winning ticket.]
Both Rory and Harry can bite the dust. Both are tied at the hip to corruption.
[Hopefully, Nevada Freepers will be very active and triumphant in 2010.]
Oh we are active :)
Are Reid’s low approval ratings due to his high profile as Majority Leader, as was the case with Tom Daschle, or due to his ties to local corruption?
We also need a strong ticket for the downballot statewide races, and against Titus in the 3rd and Berkley in the 1st. Maybe some of the current candidates for Governor and Senator could switch over to one of those (like Tarkanian).
It's times like these I miss living in Nevada.
[Are Reids low approval ratings due to his high profile as Majority Leader, as was the case with Tom Daschle, or due to his ties to local corruption?]
That is an insightful question, but it leads to unexpected answers. I think his low approval is because he is considered ineffective by the general populace - both left and right. It has little to do with his high profile position and particular stands, it is more that he is “not quite right”.
The reason this is important, is because I also know reid is quite corrupt. This means there is an opportunity to take the present disquiet and magnify it, despite what will be his huge warchest.
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