Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval endorses John Kasich

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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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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)
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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
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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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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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