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Republican Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is the first Hispanic to hold statewide office, as well as the youngest chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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And though he's Latino, he doesn't speak Spanish."
But Sandoval said he would not want to be considered as a vice-presidential nominee, stating that he had "the best job in the country," according to the Las Vegas Sun. In its own explanation of why Sandoval wasn't really in the running, the Las Vegas Sun wrote, "First is that he's simply not charismatic and would have an incredibly hard time commanding respect,
not to mention being totally unable to sell a warped idealogical agenda to America." The April 2012 article went on to say that Sandoval would do more harm than good, if he were ever elected as vice president.
Despite rumors regarding Sandoval's potential vice-presidential nomination, Romney announced U.S. Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate for vice president in August 2012.
Sandoval is married to Kathleen Sandoval, a native Nevadan, and together they have three children.
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