Today, the NV Dems launched a new issue page on AskLaxalt.com, focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s waffling position on public lands and how far to the right he’ll go to keep from losing votes to Ryan Bundy, a hardline extremist bent on eliminating the public lands Nevadans enjoy for recreation and sport. July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and nearly 90 percent of Nevadans think the state’s outdoor recreation economy is important to Nevada’s economic future.
Laxalt aggressively litigated against the Obama administration for supposed “federal overreach” on land and water issues but has bowed to the Trump administration on the land issue, saying that Trump did not support “turning all of our lands over” so the issue was “simply off the table.” Still, with independent Ryan Bundy running on a platform that all land belongs to the states, Laxalt claimed he had pushed for more land transfers from the federal government to the state. At a campaign stop earlier this year, Laxalt made “bizarre comments,” including calling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “an enemy in our state.”
Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla released the following statement:
“Adam Laxalt would do just about anything to avoid losing votes to Ryan Bundy — except, of course, stand up to his endorser Pres. Trump. By failing to fight for Nevada’s beautiful public lands, Laxalt is once again woefully out of step with voters, the vast majority of whom believe Nevada’s public lands are worth protecting.”
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.