For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Despite endorsing several other statewide Republican candidates, Gov. Sandoval refused to endorse Wes Duncan, the Republican candidate for Attorney General. Sandoval previously served as Nevada attorney general before being elected governor. He endorsed Adam Laxalt in his 2014 campaign for attorney general. Sandoval and Aaron Ford have a strong working relationship stemming from Ford’s time in the state senate, where he worked with the governor to pass key pieces of bipartisan legislation.
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Campaign 2018: Sandoval won’t back candidate in Nevada AG race
By Colton Lochhead and Ramona Giwargis
October 10, 2018
- But, there’s at least one other major statewide race that the popular governor is staying out: attorney general, where Republican and former Assemblyman Wes Duncan and state Senate Democratic leader Aaron Ford are facing off.
- “I’m not taking a position in that race,” Sandoval told the Review-Journal Tuesday.
- “I worked with Sen. Ford, and my experience with him has been very positive,” Sandoval said.
- “He’s a very committed public servant.”
- Sandoval, a Republican, did make an endorsement in the 2014 attorney general’s race when he backed Adam Laxalt for the seat.
- Sandoval has endorsed two candidates — both Republicans — running statewide campaigns: U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in his re-election bid against Rep. Jacky Rosen, and state Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, who is running for lieutenant governor against former state treasurer Kate Marshall.