Sandoval to hit campaign trail over weekend |

Sandoval to hit campaign trail over weekend

The Associated Press

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval will be joined by lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison on the campaign trail through rural Nevada over the long Labor Day weekend.

A third Republican, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, also plans to attend northern Nevada events throughout the weekend.

Sandoval will attend community events in Elko on Thursday and then participate in the Elko Labor Day parade Friday. Hutchison, a freshman state senator who’s been endorsed by Sandoval for lieutenant governor, also will be at the parade, as will Heller.

Heller and his wife, Lynne, are a familiar sight at parades and often ride the route on their horses, Jackson and Cruise.

All three politicians are scheduled to attend the Labor Day parade Saturday in Winnemucca.

Pancakes are on the menu for Sandoval and Hutchison at a breakfast Monday in Fallon, followed by yet another parade in that community. Heller will be at the parade, too.

The governor will then head up to Virginia City for another parade and Civil War Days.

The first-term Republican governor is up for re-election next year and so far has no formal opposition.