Sandoval not undecided in Senate race

hardened northerners

hardened northernersGov. Brian Sandoval objected last year when Sen. Dean Heller, after saying he wouldn’t, ended up voting for a Republican bill to repeal Obamacare. It was a rare public split between Heller and the man who appointed him to the Senate in 2011 to complete John Ensign’s term.

Not surprisingly, that disagreement over health care isn’t featured in a new Heller ad released Tuesday, in which Sandoval gives the senator a full-throated endorsement.

Meantime, Sandoval has refused to endorse Republican candidate for governor Adam Laxalt. There’s a video for that, too.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

2 COMMENTS

  1. So, Hugh, what do you think was the quid pro quo for term limited Sandoval to jump in the Heller Handbasket?

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