Last night, Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan held a fundraiser featuring two Republican attorneys general from across the country — Louisiana’s Jeff Landry and Florida’s Pam Bondi.
Landry made Nevada news this week when The Nevada Independent reported that Attorney General Adam Laxalt joined a legal brief led by Landry in support of a Texas abortion ban that was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The ban did not include exceptions for rape or incest. Landry and Laxalt “argue that States may pass legislation that shows the State’s profound respect for the life of an unborn child at all stages of gestation” — in a direct affront to rights guaranteed to women under Roe v. Wade. Duncan attended a Nevada Right to Life dinner with Laxalt last week and has said he wants to “carry on the legacy” that Laxalt started.
Bondi was a visible supporter of Trump’s presidential campaign. She faced allegations of pay-to-play when her office said it was reviewing whether to investigate Trump University for fraud. Days later, the Donald J. Trump Foundation cut a check for $25,000 to a PAC supporting her 2014 re-election. A few months after that, her office announced it would not be investigating Trump University.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement.
“Duncan has made it clear that he would bring the same radical anti-choice agenda and pay-to-play corruption of his honored guests to the attorney general’s office. When Duncan says he wants to carry on Adam Laxalt’s legacy, what he means is he will carry the torch for Laxalt’s far-right crusade against women’s health. A Laxalt-Duncan agenda would be devastating for Nevada women, which is why we must fight to keep both of these out of touch politicians out of office.”