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Report Says Sandoval Being Vetted For Supreme Court

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Julia Ritchey
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Gov. Brian Sandoval is being vetted as potential Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy left by late justice Antonin Scalia.

The Washington Post reports that the Sandoval, a centrist Republican and former federal judge, is one of several candidates being considered by President Obama.

During a press conference in Reno last week, Sen. Harry Reid kept mum on the subject when pressed by reporters for his thoughts on a Sandoval nomination.

“As I said, any suggestions I make to the president are between him and I, and conversations that Brian [Sandoval] and I have are between us,” said Reid.  

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders have flatly refused to hold confirmation hearings. McConnell says the Senate will not take up a nomination until after a new president is elected.

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