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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Endorses John Kasich

Sandoval has a lot in common with Kasich, but his endorsement probably won't help the candidate win over hardcore conservatives.

By Matt Picht | April 16, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign has picked up another endorsement, this time from a fellow governor — Brian Sandoval.

Kasich told reporters he was "thrilled" with Sandoval's endorsement. The Nevada governor called Kasich "the only candidate in the race with a real plan to deliver results."

The endorsement makes sense: Sandoval and Kasich are both seen as moderate Republican governors who've broken with party orthodoxy on issues like the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare.

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But Sandoval's support might not do much to improve Kasich's image with hardcore conservatives. Politico notes Sandoval's approval of higher taxes in Nevada could turn his endorsement into "more of a headache than a helpmate."

Kasich was previously endorsed by two other sitting governors: Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, and Alabama's scandal-plagued Gov. Robert Bentley.

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from Fox Newsthe Republican National CommitteeC-SPAN and the Office of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

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