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Governor Sandoval Files for 2nd Term With No Big Opponent

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The press was already there when Governor Brian Sandoval arrived at the Secretary of State's Office Friday morning to file for a second term in office. He was quick to point out his accomplishments so far and his goals in a second term.

"We have created 60,000 jobs and we have brought the unemployment rate from 14% down to 8.8%. But there is still a lot to do. I want to put people to work and I want to see the economy continue to recover and I want to get Nevada healthy."

When asked about whether he'd truly serve another four years because of rumors that he might consider cutting his governorship short to run for Senate in two years, he says he's running for another full term.

"I love this job. And it is my intention to run for another full four years," he said.

While U.S. Senator Harry Reid has promised a high-powered challenger on the Democratic side, none has surfaced yet. And University of Nevada political science professor Eric Herzik says that waiting this long is a detriment to any candidate.

"Sandoval has name recognition and has shown that he can get votes from both parties. He has $3-million in the bank. Anyone serious about running needs to get in. There is no advantage to being a stealth candidate this late into the game," Herzik said.

There are currently four Democratic candidates, four Republicans and one Andependent American party candidate on the official filing list. Those will be honed down in the Primary June 10th.

Written by Erin Breen   

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