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Sandoval to step up efforts to help elect fellow Republicans



Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval addresses delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, the state's most popular Republican, is poised to take a more active role in GOP races, including the presidential campaign.

Sandoval will be the honorary chairman of Team Nevada, the joint effort by Republican campaigns, Sandoval confirmed on Thursday night.

"I will continue to do all I can to elect Republicans," Sandoval said. The governor's new role with the Republican campaigns was first reported by Jon Ralston this week.

Sandoval urged a room of about 100 people in Reno on Thursday night to volunteer.

"We have momentum. It's a dead heat right now," he said before the debate between Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden. "It will take all of us knocking on doors."

Team Nevada and Sandoval's political adviser, Mike Slanker, would not confirm the governor's role on Friday or explain how he would be utilized by the campaign.

Sandoval spoke in Tampa, Fla., at the Republican National Convention and has helped GOP candidates raise money. But Sandoval, who endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry early in the Republican presidential nomination process, has not taken a highly visible role as a surrogate Mitt Romney. He has also distanced himself from the Nevada Republican Party, which has been taken over by backers of Rep. Ron Paul. That fracture was what prompted the campaigns to form Team Nevada as the primary campaign function.

Sandoval maintained Thursday night that he has been active this campaign season. Besides the speech in Tampa, he pointed to a recent editorial in the Elko Daily Free Press criticizing President Barack Obama for reversing course on taxing hard-rock mining and his presence at rural parades.

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    Do your kids go to school w/Gov Sandoval"s kids? Or do people like Brian Sandoval, Pete Ernaut,Mike Slanker, really have your best interests?

    Then you have President Obama who is the
    #1 Lobbyist for ELEVEN New Monsanto GMO FOODS since 2008.

    So we the people have a choice of bad and more bad.

    Remembering an old song line "has anyone see the Americans where did they go? Well they say they were just bought and sold"

    Pick your poison or do something totally American, let's get someone else to lead our country to represent "we the people" before it's too late.

  2. Gov Sandoval has shown by his actions that he will protect his true constituent...BIG MINING.

    From failing to protect working miners shafted by corporations so near and dear to his heart. And by allowing poisons in the form of chemical spills to enter a children's playground rubber stamping a water pollution control permit choosing once again the powerful corporations so near and dear to his heart over the safety of Nevada's children. You are so special Gov Sandoval. PRupp B125 SP NV 89047