GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada for SCOTUS? Or ‘sacrificial trial balloon’?

Posted at 1:52 pm on February 24, 2016 by Greg P.

The Washington Post is reporting that Republican Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada is being vetted for the Supreme Court:

Of all the names to leak, it’s this one? Is this serious or a “head fake”:

Sandoval was unanimously approved by the Senate as a district judge in 2005. At the time, it was thought Sandoval might challenge Harry Reid for his Senate seat:

And Reid is on record saying he’d support Sandoval for SCOTUS:

Although Sandoval is a Republican, he’s also pro-choice:

And this makes sense:

FWIW, Sandoval voted for Marco Rubio is yesterday’s caucus:

Our prediction? Nothing happens and Sandoval stays as governor of Nevada. Next!

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