Obama weighs Republican Nevada governor for Supreme Court

File photo of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signing incentive legislation aimed at securing the Tesla Motors Gigafactory, during a ceremony in Carson City, NevadaBy 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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