LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he won’t run for vice president on a GOP 2012 ticket.
Sandoval told The Associated Press that he would not accept an offer to join a national campaign because he wants to finish his term. Sandoval was elected in November.
Sandoval made national news Tuesday when he endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president.
Sandoval says Perry was a mentor during Nevada’s gubernatorial contest and that Perry is the best candidate to heal the nation’s wounded economy.
Nevada’s caucuses are held shortly after contests in Iowa and New Hampshire and Sandoval’s support is seen as key to winning that contest.
Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses in 2008.
Sandoval says he won’t badmouth Romney as he campaigns for Perry.
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