The Latest: Nevada governor doesn't want to be on high court

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1:59 PM
The Latest: Nevada governor doesn't want to be on high court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's governor saying he's not interested in being considered for the Supreme Court right now. (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he told the White House he's not interested in being considered for the Supreme Court right now.

Sandoval's office issued a statement Thursday following news that the White House was considering him as a potential replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Republican governor didn't offer a reason for his decision. But he says the notion of being considered for the highest court in the land is "beyond humbling" and he is "incredibly grateful" to be mentioned.

He says he also expressed his position to senators Harry Reid, Dean Heller and Mitch McConnell.

The 52-year-old Sandoval is a former federal judge and a second-term governor.

The search for a Scalia replacement has already become highly contentious and political.