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Rick Perry gets most coveted Nevada caucus endorsement: Gov. Brian Sandoval


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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Tulsa Press Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.

Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry today, hoping to give the Texas governor a boost in Nevada's early caucus.

Sandoval, who easily won election in 2010, was viewed as the top endorsement prize for presidential contenders in the state. Mitt Romney has been considered the front-runner in the Republican field, having handily won the caucus in 2008.

Sandoval, in a statement, said, "Governor Rick Perry has the strongest record of job creation, fiscal discipline, and executive branch leadership among the presidential candidates."

Perry met Sandoval during the former federal judge's campaign against incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons in 2009. Sandoval, in the statement, called him a "friend."

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  1. Please, God (if there is one,) give me a Whig candidate in 2014!

  2. Gov. Perry's focus is on decreased regulation and low taxes. Why don't we give that a try in Nevada? I'm sure that sort of leadership would get us right out of this recession.

  3. If Rick Perry gets the nomination, we will have a choice between Bush2 Lite, and Bush2 on steroids. Is this a remake of "Dumb and Dumber"?

  4. Rick Perry is a certified fool...

    Thank you, Governor Sandoval, for proving once again the blatantly obvious about YOU...

    As boftx wishes for a whig, (which frankly would be WAAAAY better than anything the Right is currently offering up) I wish FERVENTLY for Slick Rick to get the "nod" from his political pals & TeaNut Tabonids...

    A Rick Perry nomination GUARANTEES a second Obama term, absent a solid third-party candidacy.

  5. ...does Sandy-Vall live underground, and just pops up occasionally to say something vapid so we will recall his name?

  6. What happened with the 6.4 billion in stimulus money that Texas got . No wonder the stimulus produced zero jobs. He is offended that someone could think he could be bribed for only 5 grand not that he couldn't be bribed for any price . Btw Merk donated more than 28,000 over the years to his campaigns .

  7. This is clear evidence that Sandoval wants to turn Nevada over to God as well.

    But why wait? We need the help now but God must be saying "No, Rick Perry isn't in the White House yet. I'll help America when Rick prays from the Potomac." Perry prays a lot but carries a semi-automatic hand gun with him as a back-up.

    Texas was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly that entire deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.

    Governor B.S. will live up to his title and the times here in Nevada will only get better for the wealthy.

    Rick Perry takes money from Obama, and then criticizes the stimulus plan. A very SICK man, but I hope the GOP nominates him - that election will be the most fun...

  8. Nice pay back to LDS church members who voted for Sandoval over Reid. Next time there is an election for Governor LDS members should not stray from voting for church members.

  9. There is only one thing I like about Rick>>>>>>>He's not Obama.

  10. Perry is anti-science, a manipulator of data and a self deluded liar and Sandoval thinks this is okay in a Presidential candidate? How do we get rid of this guy?

  11. Judith,
    You get rid of Sandoval by getting enough enlightened voters out to the polls to elect someone better. Start with you neighbors.

  12. Oops! That would be start with YOUR neighbors.

  13. Gov. Perry is good on at least one thing. He keeps the State Government out of the way and allows business to do what they do best, create jobs. If you are looking for a man who will improve the job climate in Our Country you might want to consider voting for this man. The way things are it might just be a good move....

  14. And here I was thinking that Sandoval just might be an okay guy...

    This reminds me of the LVRJ's endorsement of Angle and her Tea Party foolishness.

    God help us.

  15. Well, well. Today's news (October 29th, 2011) in the media, is that there are rumblings for our beloved Governor Brian Sandoval to be a Vice Presidential running mate with, get this, MITT ROMNEY!!!!

    The "Man with NO plan," rides the winds of change, depending who is most popular for the day. (Do I hear Moody Blues, Rider of the Storm, music playing in the background???)

    Go ahead Sir, keep on proving yourself over time. Just maybe those apathetic voters may shake off their apathy and see you and their choices next election cycle and get out and VOTE.