The endorsements keep coming in the 2012 presidential election, with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval throwing his support behind Texas fellow Governor Rick Perry. Sandoval told his local paper, “Our nation needs a leader in the White House who understands the role of government and our economy. Governor Rick Perry has the strongest record of job creation, fiscal discipline and executive branch leadership among the presidential candidates. As a governor, Rick Perry created a tremendous blueprint for job creation, and as president, I know he will get America working again. I consider Gov. Perry a friend, and I am proud to endorse his campaign for president.”
Sandoval is a second major Perry endorsement, with the first being Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. But unlike Jindal, Sandoval is governor of an early primary state, making his support that much more valuable in providing Perry with an advantage for a potential win that could provide momentum for the rest of the primary season.
Rival and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has so far received the endorsement of former Minnesota Governor (and former presidential candidate) Tim Pawlenty.
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