CARSON CITY – As GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval prepares to deliver remarks in Tampa at the Republican National Convention tomorrow, the three GOP members of Nevada’s Congressional delegation are staying close to home.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, who is facing a tough election battle against Rep. Shelley Berkley, will still be following the convention from afar, however.
Rep. Mark Amodei, representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, will be spending the week attending events and meeting with constituents across northern Nevada, from the capital to Minden, Lovelock, Winnemucca and Elko.
Rep. Joe Heck, representing the 3rd Congressional District, is taking some time with his family after spending the past three weeks meeting with constituents and fulfilling his mandatory military duty.
As the GOP convention gets under way with the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac diminishing for Florida, Gov. Mitt Romney had no public events scheduled today. His vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, was campaigning in his hometown in Wisconsin. Ryan attended a Republican National Convention send-off Victory rally at Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville.
Also today, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus unveiled a national debt clock mounted inside the convention hall of the Tampa Bay Times Forum to reinforce the “desperate need” for new fiscal leadership in the White House.
Sandoval’s brief speech at the convention is now set for 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time tomorrow after being rescheduled from today because of the threat from Isaac. Sandoval is expected to highlight the importance of protecting the American Dream for future generations along with the Gov. Romney’s own American success story.