SANDRA CHEREB
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November 4, 2010
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Hard work begins for new Nevada governor

LAS VEGAS - Brian Sandoval stepped off the federal bench and waltzed through a campaign into the Governor's Mansion. Now he must take the lead in a difficult tango through the worst budget crisis the state has ever faced.

A day after his 12-point victory over Democrat Rory Reid in a campaign that never seemed to test him, Sandoval said he has reached out to legislative and congressional leaders, and began assembling his transition team and executive staff.

"There are a lot of challenges ahead," he said Wednesday. "I've been on the phone all morning. I'm going to work together …

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