Republican Adam Laxalt is continuing his habit of ducking questions by skipping out on a bipartisan forum for gubernatorial candidates hosted by Nevadans for the Common Good tomorrow night in Las Vegas.
Laxalt is the only one of the top four gubernatorial hopefuls from both parties not attending the event, which will give voters an opportunity to ask the candidates questions on their positions. Laxalt’s unwillingness to answer questions from the media and voters has been a constant theme on the campaign trail.
Nevadans for the Common Good is a coalition of 40 faith-based and nonprofit organizations. One member organization is Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, of which Laxalt served as a director from 2013-2015 and on the board of trustees until summer 2016. In July 2016, Laxalt was listed as a trustee whose term expires on June 30, 2018, but by August, he was removed from the web page with no explanation.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“Adam Laxalt is running for the highest office in the state, yet he’s too afraid to face voters and the media and answer questions about his record. With the privilege of holding public office comes a responsibility to be accountable to the public. If Laxalt can’t face Nevadans as a candidate, he has no business being governor.”