The White House is considering Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican centrist, as a potential nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, NBC News has confirmed.
Sandoval, a former District Court judge and state attorney general, was the first Latino candidate elected to statewide office in Nevada.
While he is a Republican, Sandoval’s record does match President Barack Obama’s on many key issues. He has said he supports the Supreme Court’s same sex marriage decision of last year and backs abortion rights.