Looking Back: Bill Raggio With George Romney

In this file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the late Nevada state Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, and George Romney pose together during a Raggio rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Aug. 27, 1970.

Raggio was running for U.S. Senate at the time. He lost to incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Howard Cannon.

Romney, the father of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was Housing and Urban Development secretary at the time.

George Romney, left, with state Sen. Bill Raggio during his 1970s failed U.S. Senate race. / Photo: Las Vegas News Bureau.

Raggio died Thursday at age 85 while on a trip to Australia with his wife, Dale. / Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas News Bureau.