Today, the NV Dems launched a new issue page on AskLaxalt.com, focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s refusal to condemn the alleged sexual harassment and abuse by his political allies, Steve Wynn and Sheriff Gerald Antinoro. Laxalt remains under fire for his refusal to renounce Antinoro’s endorsement, and this Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Laxalt’s unofficial gubernatorial campaign launch at Wynn’s eponymous Las Vegas Strip resort.
Laxalt continues to tout the endorsement of embattled Storey County sheriff Gerald Antinoro, who has received “numerous….more than 10” complaints of sexual harassment and other misconduct since getting elected in 2010. Antinoro is currently being sued by a former female employee for sexual harassment after an independent investigation found her allegations to be credible. Meanwhile, Laxalt is still the only major gubernatorial candidate who has not condemned the explosive allegations of decades of sexual harassment and abuse by ousted casino mogul Steve Wynn. In addition to hosting Laxalt’s soft campaign launch last May, Wynn and his properties have donated $45,000 to Laxalt since 2015.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“As the state’s top law enforcement officer, Adam Laxalt should be doing everything in his power to seek justice for victims of sexual harassment. Instead, he’s been silent in the face of credible allegations of abuse by his supporter and donor. Laxalt clearly has no problem with powerful men sexually harassing their employees, as long as these men prove useful political allies. Nevada women will remember how Laxalt chose to stand with sexual predators over them.”
The NV Dems launched AskLaxalt.com to reveal Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s dodges and radical views on a range of key issues. Each week, a new issue page will be rolled out to remind Nevadans just how out of step Laxalt is on issues that matter to them.