Sandoval: Not Endorsing Any Candidate
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on the Nevada Caucuses.
- Duration 5:24
- Date Feb 6, 2012
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on the Nevada Caucuses.
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While back to follow the money Mitt Romney's bankunited jackpot Nevada caucuses tomorrow but the State's gotten -- problems Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation twelve point 6%.
Which makes it a hot -- for Tea Party years and Ron Paul supporters join me now is Nevada governor Brian sentinel thank you so much for joining us governor big day for you guys tomorrow on the caucuses.
Give us -- bird's eye view from you one -- most important -- in that state right now who looks strong who looks weak.
-- first welcome your great state and about a thank you for having me.
Your Mitt Romney probably has the strongest hedge right now he should have an organization here he ran very strong four years ago.
He's got a lot of supporters out there so he's doing extremely well all the candidates have been here in the state campaigning very aggressively -- we're very pleased that they're here.
Our Ron Paul does very well in caucus states because he has that is that ground swell the grassroots operation.
We have a lot of email is he now let's say were Ron Paul supporters doesn't necessarily.
-- doing too well in the actual elections primaries and caucuses but does does well leading up -- what are you hearing is Ron Paul -- second.
A lot of people are saying that Ronnie Ron Paul second what do you think.
He's he's running very competitively and I have to compliment his organization and he's.
He's been here he's had several rallies have been well attended his supporters are are how they're doing what they have to do so I think he is going to perform well my governor.
You're Rick Perry fan every day every they're just photo opportunities with me with mr.
-- have been have been a big fan Robert -- well there's in the race as well and I currently am a big fan -- -- governor of Texas.
With him dropping out where -- your support go.
But I want to compliment Governor Perry he's a good friend he had my full support I'm sure he's as disappointed as anybody with with the outcome.
Yet given our friendship that's why I supported him so aggressively.
With regard to the remaining candidates in the -- I've made it clear that I'm not going to be endorsing any of them of course the the ultimate nominee will have.
My full support I'll do everything I can to get that person elected to the presidency very bit of history of state has an unemployment -- highest in the nation twelve point 6%.
Let's talk a little bit about President Obama at one point I believe was a year a year and a half ago he when he was there was talk about stimulus he said by the way.
You shouldn't spend your money should go to Vegas and risk your money please comment on on Obama making those comments.
Well we were all.
Discouraged and disappointed to hear that and had a devastating effect on our state there were many many conventions.
That canceled as a result of that.
In Nevada is on the rebound now the president has visited Las Vegas several times since he made those remarks made some complementary -- statements ago regarding our state.
We were fourteen point 9% a year ago were twelve point four it's way too high.
But we're on the rebound our sales tax members of the not for sixteen straight months gaming members are up.
Per visitor totals are up -- -- -- -- about where we are but we have a lot of work to do.
Parts -- -- -- was at a nothing about a way let's play that said that SoundBite from mr.
Obama but let's take a listen.
-- -- You tighten your belts you don't go buying -- boat when you can barely pay your mortgage you don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college.
So my guess is come in general election.
The debt that soundbites going to be heard quite a bit put please -- has he done enough -- make us forget about that comment.
I don't think so there there's still a lot of folks here in the state that they remember that and it did it had an incredibly detrimental effect.
On on our tourism industry here in the state which of course.
We rely upon extremely heavily so I am I I agree with view that.
You'll probably hear a lot of that come November now -- of one of the debates in the recent past not sure which one it was but Mitt Romney mentioned your name is a possible cabinet member.
-- what would mean would you suffers like issued except that if he offered a better job -- we would bet that that's not enough to get your support your endorsement.
Well and let me back you up a little bit I think I have the best job.
In the country.
-- the governor of this great state and about as an absolute privilege I'm absolutely committed to finishing my term I've only been in office for a year.
We're making great progress in our state there's a lot to do.
So if even if I work humbled enough to be asked.
That question that I would respectfully decline in OK so let's what before I let -- -- I would Harry Reid senator from your state please weigh in and the job he's been doing.
Well the -- he's he's aligned with the president and given what the president's objectives and policies have been those -- been very difficult and and challenging to me is a governor.
With regard to the increase entitlements it's increased our Medicaid budget dramatically.
Our mining industry which should be doing much better has been strangled by the over regulation have sent letters to the president trying to ask him -- Give us in about a some relief we think we can create thousands of jobs if he would just to ease that regulatory burden.
On our mining industry.
Governor Brian -- -- where you really appreciate -- -- money I believe it's the first time but hopefully we'll get you come back maybe after the caucus and let us kind of we have Parse out what happened.
Yet Erica it's privilege and honor to be with -- look forward to -- if -- new and senior again fantastic gonna -- thank you very.