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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Endorses John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign has picked up another endorsement, this time from a fellow governor -- Brian Sandoval.

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Kasich told reporters he was "thrilled" with Sandoval's endorsement. The Nevada governor called Kasich "the only candidate in the race with a real plan to deliver results."

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval appears at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas. Sandoval announced plans for Faraday Future, a Chinese-backed electric carmaker's $1 billion manufacturing plant to be built in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/David Becker)
FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol in Carson City. Drought and what to do about it will be the focus of a three-day conference Sept. 21-23 hosted by Sandoval in Carson City. The governor's drought summit on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will feature reports from workshops around the state about costs, effects and successes dealing with the record regional dry spell now in its 15th year.(AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes hands with attendees after a news conference. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas. Sandoval announced plans for Faraday Future, a Chinese-backed electric carmaker's $1 billion manufacturing plant to be built in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval participates in the opening session of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at a gathering where the formal announcement was made that the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections, at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, in Commerce City, Colo., Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, attends an event to sign SB 514 into law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. The bill authorizes $27 million for the UNLV School of Medicine. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs SB 514 into law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. The bill authorizes $27 million for the UNLV School of Medicine. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs SB 514 into law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. The bill authorizes $27 million for the UNLV School of Medicine. (AP Photo/John Locher)
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2011, file photo Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks during a memorial service in Reno, Nev. Sandoval announced Tuesday, June 9, 2015 that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford, File)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval hugs his daughter, Maddy, before signing into law on Monday, June 8, 2015 a measure creating millions of dollars in incentives to combat the state's teacher shortage in Reno, Nev. The bill signing ceremony was in the library at Reno High School, where Maddy Sandoval is a senior. She plans to study education beginning this fall at the University of Nevada, Reno. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs into law on Monday, June 8, 2015, a measure creating millions of dollars in incentives to combat the state's teacher shortage as his daughter, Maddy, watches in the library at Reno High School where she is a senior. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval talks with a reporter in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Sandoval, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to students, teachers and others in the library at Reno High School after signing into law on Monday, June 8, 2015, a measure creating millions of dollars in incentives to combat the state's teacher shortage. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, center, holds a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for for low performing schools in the 20 poorest zip codes in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval greets students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for for low performing schools in the 20 poorest zip codes in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, center, laughs as he looks a picture presented to him by students at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for for low performing schools in the 20 poorest zip codes in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, right, meets with a student at Matt Kelly Elementary School during a bill signing ceremony Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was for Senate Bill 432, which allocates millions of dollars for for low performing schools in the 20 poorest zip codes in Nevada. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Surrounded by state lawmakers and the families of students who were victims of bullying, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs an anti-bullying bill into law at Carson Middle School in Carson City, Nev., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
RENO, Nev. _ Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval addresses the crowd outside the Nevada Department of Wildlife headquarters in Reno on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced her reversal of proposed federal protection of the bistate sage grouse along the California-Nevada line. Jewell says withdrawal of a proposal to declare the bird unique to Nevada and California as threatened should be encouraging for those trying to head off a bigger listing decision looming for greater sage grouse in 11 western states. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval talks with a group of Carson City fifth-graders after signing into law an emergency bill extending bonds for school construction at a brief ceremony in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. More than a dozen lawmakers joined Sandoval for the signing of the bill which had bipartisan support in both houses. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee, speaks at the committee's morning session at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval was the guest speaker at the Grand Opening of Young Entrepreneurs Collective in Fallon, Nev., Thursday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, center, takes a tour of the new office space for the Young Entrepreneurs Collective with Abbi Whitaker and Fallon mayor KenTedford in Fallon, Nev., Thursday, March 27, 2015.(AP Photo/Lance Iversen)
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval stands on the front steps of the historic Fallon Old Post Office built in 1929 after speaking at the Grand Opening of Young Entrepreneurs Collective in Fallon, Nev., Thursday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, speaks with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 11 Boulder City bypass project Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks during the Genting Group's ceremonial groundbreaking for Resorts World Las Vegas on May 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 4 billion property on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to open in 2018 on the site of the former Stardust Resort & Casino. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05: (L-R) Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval shakes hands with Chairman and CEO of the Genting Group K.T. Lim as Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak looks on during the Genting Group's ceremonial groundbreaking for Resorts World Las Vegas on May 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USD 4 billion property on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to open in 2018 on the site of the former Stardust Resort & Casino. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, center, speaks to attendees during the Faraday Future Inc. event at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. CES is expected to bring a range of announcements from major names in tech showcasing new developments in virtual reality, self-driving cars, drones, wearables, and the Internet of Things. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, center, shakes hands with Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., during a news conference at the Nevada State Capitol building in Carson City, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Tesla will build the worlds largest lithium-ion battery plant in Nevada, bringing a $100 billion boost to the states economy over two decades, Sandoval said. Photographer: David Calvert/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, speaks during a news conference at the Nevada State Capitol building in Carson City, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Tesla Motors Inc. will build the worlds largest lithium-ion battery plant in Nevada, bringing a $100 billion boost to the states economy over two decades, Sandoval said. Photographer: David Calvert/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 28: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval smiles during the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter August 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Political and economic leaders are attending the summit to discuss a domestic policy agenda to advance alternative energy for the country's future. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 15: CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas John Unwin and Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval attend the opening of The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas on December 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Attorney General of Nevada Brian Sandoval speaks during night three of the Republican National Convention September 1, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Brian Sandoval, a 1986 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, helps announce an $8 million grant from the E.L Wiegand Foundation to build a new four-story, 110,000-square foot recreation and fitness center on the campus near the Lawlor Events Center, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval answers media questoins following a special Legislative session in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Sandoval called the special session after lawmakers failed to get their work finished by the midnight duty. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval explains his decision to expand Medicaid eligibility during an interview in Carson City, Nev. with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Sandoval said expanding coverage will add 78,000 residents to the state's Medicaid rolls, but save the state $16 million in mental health programs that otherwise would be paid for out of the state general fund. (AP Photo/Sandra Chereb)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval addresses the media about the 400-acre Caughlin Fire burns in Reno, Nev. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The governor declared a state of emergency. Winds over 70 mph are making it difficult to contain the fire. Officials say at least a dozen homes have burned and 9,500 have been evacuated. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks during a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 16, 2011, crash at the National Championship Air Races on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval makes his inaugural address during Monday's inauguration ceremony, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval waves to the crowd following Monday's inauguration ceremony, Jan. 3, 2011 at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval takes the oath of office from Chief Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. First Lady Kathleen Sandoval is at right. On Monday, Jan. 24, the newly elected governor will unveil his blueprint on how the state, ravaged by record unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies, will close a budget gap of $1 billion to $3 billion. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
Gov. Brian Sandoval salutes a pair of Nevada servicemen who were decorated for their actions in Afghanistan, while making his first State of the State address before a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev. Monday Jan. 24, 2011. Lt. Col Tony Millican, who is stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, received the Bronze Star and the Air Force's Lance P. Sijan Award for heroism. Spl. Ernesto Padilla, of the Nevada National Guard received the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered from a road side blast that tore his vehicle in half.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges the applause of lawmakers and guests after he entering the Nevada Assembly Chambers to deliver his first State of the State speech before a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nev., Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Nevada Assembly members, from left, Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, Marcus Conklin, D-Las Vegas and Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka meet with Gov. Brian Sandoval at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 to tell him the Assembly is convened and ready for business. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval makes his first State of the State address in Carson City, Nev. More than a year out from Election Day, all sorts of Republicans, Sandoval, are making a point of keeping themselves in the national spotlight, stoking speculation that they're positioning themselves as potential running mates for the eventual GOP presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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The endorsement makes sense: Sandoval and Kasich are both seen as moderate Republican governors who've broken with party orthodoxy on issues like the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare.

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MT. PLEASANT, SC - FEBRUARY 10: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich talks to an overflow crowd outside of Finn's Brick Oven Pizza February 10, 2016 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary will be held Saturday, February 20. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
11/3/95 - Rep. John R. Kasich (R-OH), seated 2nd from left, and Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) in the dark suit standing, go over their response to President Clinton's radio address just prior to recording the radio broadcast in the Senate studio. Kasich was casually dressed as the House was out of session for the weekend. (Photo by Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, holds the Republican budget plan during a debate with Budget Director Alice Rivlin, Thursday Oct. 19, 1995 at the National Press Club in Washington. Kasich said that the Republicans have a deal to balance the budget in seven years and will not wait to balance any longer. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, points to his head during a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday Nov. 16, 1995 to discuss the federal budget impasse. Earlier, President Clinton pledged to veto the latest Republican attempt to end the three-day-old partial federal shutdown, dismissing the GOP measure as "an exercise of political power." (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
U.S. Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, flashes the victory sign as he walks with his new bride, Karen Waldbillig, down the steps of St. John's Episcopal Church in Worthington, Ohio, after the couple exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 22, 1997. Kasich and Waldbillig, who had been dating for eight years, plan to build a home in Delaware County. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Ellis)
D:\BOB\budget3.tif - slug: NA/BUDGET date: May 2, 1997 photog: Robert A. Reeder TWP The Rotunda of the Capitol description: GOP happy with their signed budget John R. Kasich (R-OH) is having a particularly good time during the GOP announcement of a new budget in the Rotunda of the Capitol. In front of him is Speaker Newt Gingrich. (Photo by Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, left, shakes hands with Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., during the announcement of the budget Friday, May 2, 1997, at the Capitol. Trading combat for compromise, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders announced agreement Friday on a plan to balance the budget while bestowing tax breaks on families, investors and students. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)
As his wife Karen, left, watches, U.S. Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, stops in for a haircut by Joe Swiezynski in Milford, N.H. Monday Feb. 15, 1999. Kashich is on a two-day campaign swing through New Hampshire seeking support for his presidential bid in the nation's earliest presidential priamry scheduled for about a year from now. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kasich, R-Ohio, center, rides a dog sled Sunday, March 14, 1999, on Lake Winnepesaukee in Laconia, N.H. Kasich participated in the World Championship Sled Dog Derby award ceremony and is in the state looking for support for his run for president in 2000. (AP Photo/Joel Page)
John Kasich, Republican Congressman from Ohio and presidential hopeful, makes a point during an interview on a stop on a campaign swing through Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 30, 1999. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, warms up before a celebrity softball game Saturday, July 3, 1999, in Dyersville, Iowa. Kasich and fellow presidential hopeful Bill Bradley were part of a unique mix of baseball and politics, as presidential candidates and Hall of Fame legends took up the cause of a disgraced player who died nearly 50 years ago. Nostalgia and baseballs filled the air in a city put on the map by the movie ``Field of Dreams,'' which was about a fantasy baseball game involving Shoeless Joe Jackson. (AP Photo/Rodney White)
P 350430 022 2May99 Manchester, Nh John Kasich (R-Oh), At The First-In-The-Nation Primary Kick-Off Weekend. (Photo By Jonathan Elderfield/Getty Images)
Republican presidential hopeful, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, left, and Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio, sport Bush baseball caps during a news conference in Washington Wednesday July 14, 1999 where Kasich announced he would end his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and endorse Bush. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY NOV. 5--With the Washington Monument in the background, retiring Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio poses on Capitol Hill Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 02: HOUSE ARMED SERVICES--John R. Kasich, R-Ohio, and Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., talk during House Armed Services Committee hearing on the president's fiscal year 2000 defence budget authorization budget request. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC- Dec. 01: Governor-elect John Kasich, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, during a news conference after their meeting with other Republican members and governors-elect. Boehner is the presumed House Speaker for the 112th Congress. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
John Kasich, governor of Ohio, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center will include a 100,000 square foot medical mart and an adjoining convention center with 230,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. The facility is expected to open in September 2013. Photographer: David Maxwell/Bloomberg via Getty Images
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Ohio Governor John Kasich works long hours with staff on his new budget proposal at his office, in the Ohio State House office, Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Newly elected republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is working toward to balancing an Ohio budget in deficit through a budget proposal with extensive budget cuts, spending reform, and changes in labor laws, including restrictions on collective bargaining. (Photo by Melina Mara/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (2nd L) waves alongside Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman (L) and Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) during a campaign stop at Tom's Ice Cream Bowl in Zanesville, Ohio, on August 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
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COLUMBUS, OHIO - JULY 21: Ohio Governor John Kasich gives his speech announcing his 2016 Presidential candidacy at the Ohio Student Union, at The Ohio State University on July 21, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich became the 16th candidate to officially enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NH - FEBRUARY 09: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich waves to the crowd after speaking at a campaign gathering with supporters upon placing second place in the New Hampshire republican primary on February 9, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. Kasich lost the Republican primary to Donald Trump, though he upset fellow Republican governors Chris Christie and former Governor Jeb Bush. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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But Sandoval's support might not do much to improve Kasich's image with hardcore conservatives. Politico notes Sandoval's approval of higher taxes in Nevada could turn his endorsement into "more of a headache than a helpmate."

Kasich was previously endorsed by two other sitting governors: Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, and Alabama's scandal-plagued Gov. Robert Bentley.

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