Romney-Sandoval Ticket Would Sway Some Nevadans

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

RENO, NV -- A Romney-Sandoval ticket would chip away at Barack Obama's lead in Nevada, according to a Tweet from Public Policy Polling. Obama would lose one percent, Public Policy Polling stated.

Republican Governor Brian Sandoval has been rumored to be a vice presidential possibility. Romney mentioned Sandoval as a possible cabinet member during a debate in January.

"It would be awesome," Jesse Gutierrez, a Republican candidate for Washoe County Commissioner said of a Romney-Sandoval ticket. "(Sandoval) has the same values all Hispanics have... family values, and belief in good business," he said.

Gutierrez added that Hispanics are a growing segment of the population, and play a key role in toss-up states.

However, Xiomara Rodriguez, a Democratic candidate for Congress, said Sandoval doesn't draw Latino voters. "Brian Sandoval is not the candidate that would represent best the Hispanic community," she said. "He will have to follow the same ideas as Mitt Romney and you know what Mitt Romney has said about Latinos."

Romney supports helping immigrants who could start businesses. However, he does not support an act that would provide a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants.

While Sandoval has been repeatedly mentioned in the veepstakes, his staff has said he plans to stay in his current role as governor.

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