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Sandoval’s GOP convention speech set for prime time Monday


Christopher DeVargas

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval says a few remarks before introducing presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Tuesday May 29, 2012. At left stands Congressman Joe Heck and center stands Mitt Romney.

Gov. Brian Sandoval secured a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, his spokeswoman confirmed today.

He will speak Monday at 6 p.m. local time.

It's unclear if the speech will be nationally televised. Politico reports that the networks might not air Monday's broadcast, and the keynote speech that night by Ann Romney, the wife of Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

His speaking slot was first reported by The Hill on Tuesday.

Sandoval has already had one star turn at a Republican convention. He spoke in 2004, when he was attorney general. Sandoval had been briefly mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate, but his stance on abortion — he’s pro-choice — made him a long shot. Also, some fiscal conservatives have protested his compromise with Democrats on taxes.

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  1. Will Nevada taxpayers be on the hook for Gov. Sandoval and his family/party to attend the GOP national convention?