Las Vegas Sun

February 28, 2015

Currently: 61° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Sandoval goes all out for Mitt Romney in campaign’s final days

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.”

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 2 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. Really!

    So, Governor. Are you going to tell us Jeep is moving US manufacturing over to China?

    Governor, please do not embarrass Nevada by going out front in support for the most dishonest campaign in out time for the highest office in the land!

    Governor, please do not make Nevada the laughing stalk of the Nation by pretending to be concern about the Sandy storm victims, and then have a political rally.

    Mitt Romney is the conducting the most dishonest campaign in history using lies, distortions, and misleading statements to confuse and misleading voters who are uniformed, undecided, and appealing to worst side of people bias and prejudices.

    Governor, don't make Nevada look stupid!!! We will remember you come "your" re-election time!

    President Obama will win re-election by 6 to 8 points.

  2. "Mitt Romney said at a GOP primary debate last June that he would "absolutely" shut down FEMA and transfer its responsibilities to the states. "If you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that's even better," Romney added." -Paul Krugman

    FEMA costs too much in Romney's world. Turn it over to the private sector, like 'Brownie'. Instead, Romney will increase Defense spending $200 billion/year over current levels. Therefore this is also Sandoval's platform.

    Romney unwittingly brought up the concept of moochers a few months back, noting the large percentage in the public domain. Moochers also include the big strong boys of privilege and wealth who expect wars to be fought by infidels in order that their families and children can avoid military obligation and work instead for their religions and personal careers. Military service cannot be found the background of either of these two. Mooching off the sacrifice of others is a characteristic connection in leading the "GOP" recovery.

    Read "AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country" by Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer to see what price these moochers extract.