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#AskLaxalt Why He Put His Own Agenda Over Doing What’s Right

Today, the NV Dems launched a new issue page on AskLaxalt.com, focusing on Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s ethics failures, like voting against the pardon of a wrongly convicted man, and then blurring campaign and official resources to deflect negative press.

Laxalt tried to abstain from a pardon vote, but after Gov. Brian Sandoval wouldn’t let him abstain, he cast the lone ‘no’ vote against pardoning an innocent man. After facing public backlash, Laxalt mixed his state office and campaign to beat back media stories about his controversial pardon vote. Laxalt’s poor judgement was so egregious that it “raised questions about [his] fitness to be governor.”

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

“Adam Laxalt has yet to answer for one of the biggest scandals of his own career, raising questions about his motives and judgment. Nevadans want a governor they can count on to do the right thing, but Laxalt has shown time after time that he will always put his personal agenda over his duty to his state. Being governor is a tough job, and Laxalt simply can’t be trusted to make the decisions that are best for Nevada.”


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.