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

In this file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, former Nevada State Senator Bill Raggio (R) and George Romney pose together during a Raggio rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 8-27-70. Raggio died Thursday at age 85. Raggio, who retired in 2011, died while on a trip to Australia with his wife. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)