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#AskLaxalt Why He Isn’t Fighting Harder to Protect Nevada Homeowners from Fraud

Today, the NV Dems launched a new issue page on AskLaxalt.com, focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s failure to fight for Nevada homeowners after a state agency lost millions in federal funding due to mismanagement.

In 2016, Laxalt was asked to investigate a state program that lost Nevada nearly $7 million in federal aid meant for struggling homeowners after the program squandered taxpayer dollars. But Laxalt did nothing — not in 2016, not in 2017 when a reporter followed up, and not in 2018 when he was asked twice by Congresswoman Dina Titus and urged by the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board.

Yesterday, the CEO of the program Laxalt was asked to investigate, the Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation, testified on Capitol Hill on the 10th anniversary of TARP, which administers grants to states including Nevada to help struggling homeowners afford their mortgage payments.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla released the following statement:

“Instead of using the office of the attorney general to protect hardworking Nevadans from criminals and fraudsters, Laxalt has made it his top priority to embroil the state in needless lawsuits and court briefs that advance his right-wing agenda. Investigating this waste and fraud that cost Nevadans millions should have been an easy decision for Laxalt, but he’s so focused on his zealous ideological crusade that he’s leaving everyday Nevadans by the wayside.”

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.

 

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