Heller: Sandoval probably wants to be a judge

Gov. Brian Sandoval is more likely to seek a judicial appointment than run against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his good friend, Dean Heller, said Thursday.


It's one thing for pundits (guilty) to suggest Sandoval is more likely to seek a judicial or DC appointment than run against Reid. But Heller revealing private conversations with his pal? Amazing, as Steve Sebelius reported:

He wouldn’t be surprised to see Sandoval return to the federal bench rather than run for higher office. Heller said he’d spoken to the governor, who said in “broad context” that he might seek to resume a judicial career, perhaps on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sandoval was a U.S. District Court judge for four years, from 2005 to 2009. Some have speculated that Sandoval might be a candidate for Senate against Harry Reid in 2016.

So a Republican senator says a Republican governor up for re-election already is thinking of resuming a judicial career? Amazing.