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Nevada governor calls speculation about Ensign replacement 'premature'
Nevada governor calls speculation about Ensign replacement 'premature'

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said Friday that he plans to name a new senator to fill the vacancy caused by John Ensign's (R-Nev.) resignation before May 3, and called early speculation about potential appointees "premature." When Ensign announced his intention to resign Thursday, political analysts immediately suspected that Nevada's 2nd District congressman, Republican Dean Heller, was the most likely candidate to replace him. Heller had already announced his plans to run for the seat in 2012. In a statement released Friday, Sandoval said he takes "very seriously the importance of this appointment, so to speculate on potential candidates for appointment before...

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