In a California-bashing stump speech last night in Fernley, Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt gave his clearest indication yet that he would take Nevada in a completely different direction than his fellow Republican, Gov. Brian Sandoval. It’s no secret that Laxalt and Sandoval don’t see eye to eye. Laxalt has pledged to undo the landmark education investment Sandoval backed, which Sandoval has said would disqualify a candidate from getting his endorsement. Laxalt’s latest mudsling makes us wonder if he actually wants to earn Sandoval’s endorsement at all.
Reno Gazette-Journal: “Tax rates, regulations and the need to keep Nevada from becoming like California were some of the issues Attorney General and candidate for governor Adam Laxalt discussed as he campaigned Tuesday night in Fernley.
“Laxalt is looking to succeed Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has reached his term limit.
“‘I’m concerned we’re heading in the wrong direction,’ Laxalt told about 50 people who gathered in city hall for the event, hosted by the Fernley Republican Women and the Fernley Chamber of Commerce. ‘A consistent theme I hear is we are turning into California. Does anyone want to turn into California?’”