Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 | 1:59 p.m.
After months of nominal support for his party’s presidential nominee, Gov. Brian Sandoval will use the closing days of the campaign to cut a television ad for Mitt Romney.
The ad, released today, will help deliver the campaign’s closing argument as Romney pulls out all the stops just one week before Election Day.
Sandoval, one of the state’s most popular politicians, who has put significant energy into bolstering the campaigns of down ticket Republicans, had so far done little to campaign for Romney despite the closeness of the presidential race here.
But one week after Sandoval’s top adviser said Romney will likely lose Nevada, Sandoval has begun to spend his own political capital on Romney’s race.
He’s tweeting his support, has appeared on mailers—which political journalist Jon Ralston first reported—and now is appearing in a television commercial, the Romney campaign confirmed.
Speaking directly to the camera, Sandoval says President Barack Obama’s policies have hindered an economic recovery, before displaying some of his trademark “sunniness.”
“I’m confident that Nevada’s best days are still ahead,” Sandoval says. “As president Mitt Romney will help lead the way.”