Obama weighs Republican Nevada governor for Supreme Court

U.S. President Barack Obama talks to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las VegasBy Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican and former federal judge, is among candidates being considered by President Barack Obama for appointment to the Supreme Court, a source close to the process said on Wednesday, as Obama sought to overcome Senate Republican resistance to any nominee. Sandoval, a 52-year-old Mexican-American, is considered a moderate Republican, particularly on social issues. Sandoval has supported gun rights as governor, which could prompt concerns from gun-control advocates.

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