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Adam Laxalt Trump Ally Who Filed Suits To Overturn Nevada Election Running For Senate

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Adam Laxalt, an ally of former President Donald Trump who filed lawsuits to overturn 2020 election results in Nevada, is running for the U.S. , the Associated Press reported.

Laxalt, a 42-year-old Republican, seeks to replace Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. The attorney and Navy veteran made a run for governor in 2018 but lost by four percentage points to Steve Sisolak. Two years later, he worked as Trump’s campaign co-chair in the state and filed lawsuits, that failed, against Nevada’s mail-in voting. Laxalt also tried to stop the counting of votes in Clark County.

In 2014, Laxalt became America’s youngest state attorney general at 35.


Andy Orellana, a spokesperson for the Nevada Democratic Victory group that supports Cortez Masto’s reelection campaign, said Laxalt as an attorney general “used his office to benefit his special interest donors.”

“He became Donald Trump’s main lackey in Nevada by orchestrating bogus lawsuits to prop up the Big Lie and overturn the 2020 election,” Orellana added.

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Laxalt filed late Sunday to run, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties fight for control of .

He is part of a Nevada political dynasty. Cortez Masto succeeded U.S. Senator Harry Reid in 2016 and became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate.


    “While Senator Cortez Masto is putting Nevadans first, Laxalt is only ever looking out for himself,” he said.

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    defeated and three other candidates in the 2018 general election for of .

    Democrats won a in Nevada by capturing the governor’s office and maintaining control of the state legislature. Heading into the election, Nevada had been under since 2016 when Democrats won control of the and the .


    The winner of this election stood to influence the state’s . Under Nevada state law, the is responsible for drawing new maps for and state legislative seats following the completion of the census. The has the power to veto these district map proposals. Click for more information on redistricting procedures.

    Incumbent , who was term-limited, was first elected in by 11.8 percentage points and re-elected in by 46.7 percentage points. The last Democrat to win Nevada’s governorship was Bob Miller in 1990 and 1994. won in the by 3 percentage points, making it one of eight states holding gubernatorial elections in 2018 that Clinton won despite having a governor. As of October 24, tracked by Ballotpedia called the race a toss-up and one said it slightly favored Democrats.

    The third party and independent candidates who ran were , , and .

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    Biden Administration Quietly Allowing Silent Amnesty Of Migrants

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    The Biden administration is quietly allowing a silent amnesty by suspending or dismissing thousands of deportation cases pending in immigration courts, The Washington Times reported on Monday.

    Terminating or dismissing a case removes it from the active docket, granting migrants de facto permission to stay in the country even though they do not hold legal status.

    Deportation orders, as a percentage of decided cases, have decreased to 35% from January to June, which is about half the rate of the last two years of the Trump administration.


    The number of case terminations has also gone up sharply even though immigration judges are deciding fewer cases.

    Theyre dismissing these cases out of hand, and then ICE is releasing these people from custody, one Justice Department source told the Times.

    Jeremy McKinney, the president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association said that implementation of the current adminstrations common-sense immigration enforcement priorities are shifting those cases away from prolonged litigation and towards resolution through established paths of legal immigration.

    Andrew Arthur, a former immigration judge and currently a resident fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies, pointed to a May memo from John Trasvina, the principal legal adviser at ICE, who urged the agencys attorneys to use prosecutorial discretion to curtail deportations.

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    Republican Adam Laxalt Is Running For The United States Senate In Nevada

    CARSON CITY, Nevada Republican Adam Laxalt ran Sunday night to run for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties battle for control of Congress. .

    Laxalt, who is part of a Nevada political dynasty and an ally of former President Donald Trump, aims to overthrow Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who succeeded US Senator Harry Reid in 2016 and became the first Latina elected to the Senate. from United States.

    Laxalt, a 42-year-old Reno-based attorney and Navy veteran, is the son of former US Senator Pete Domenici and the grandson of the former governor of Nevada. and US Senator Paul Laxalt. Adam Laxalt rose to fame in 2014 after becoming the nations youngest attorney general at age 35 and clashed with the Republican governor during his tenure. Brian Sandoval and his moderate allies in the state party.

    He unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018, losing to the current governor. Steve Sisolak by four percentage points.


    Democrats have won the last two Senate elections in Nevada by less than five points, but they fear a low turnout similar to 2014, the last midterm race held with a Democrat in the White House. That year, Republicans won nine seats to regain control of the Senate, and Laxalt rode the Republican wave to victory in the state attorney general race. Historically, the opposition party has won seats in midterm elections during a presidents first term.

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    Republican Mayor Of North Las Vegas Is Running For Governor Of Nevada

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      The two-term Republican Mayor of North Las Vegas, John Jay Lee, has announced his candidacy for Governor of Nevada.

      In his video announcement, Mayor Lee launched a tirade against the Democrats, suggesting that his former party have been taken over by the socialists. Socialism is a cancer, and if we dont fight back, itll kill us, he stated.


      Since 1994, John Lee has been a member of the Democratic Party and it is only this year that he finally decided he has had enough of the left-wing values that has recently been plaguing the party that he once was a part of. He also took a jab at incumbent Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, asserting that he strangled our economy and freedom. 

      Lee was born in the U.S. Airforce Air Force Base in England in 1955, where his father was deployed. He then moved to North Las Vegas when he was six years old and continued his schooling there. He was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America as a kid and has continued his commitment to the organization by becoming a Member of the Executive Board from 2003 till present.

      The hard working Lee started out taking blue collar jobs in his youth. His first job was as a dishwasher at the Silver Nugget casino and arena. He would later on upgrade to the more challenging task of plumbing. Eventually, this job led him to opening his own company in 1991 called Vegas Plumbing, which he still operates today.

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      Lombardo was born in on November 8, 1962. His father was an Air Force veteran. He moved to Las Vegas in 1976 and graduated from Rancho High School in 1980.

      Lombardo served in the U.S. Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve. He became an LVMPD officer in 1988. He rose through the ranks, becoming a sergeant in 1996 and a lieutenant in 2001. In October 2011, Lombardo became the assistant sheriff in charge of the law enforcement services group, which included the department’s divisions in charge of technical services, information technology, radio systems and professional standards.

      Lombardo holds a B.S. in civil engineering, and a master’s degree in crisis management, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

      Republican North Las Vegas Mayor Running For Nevada Governor

      LAS VEGAS North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced Monday hes running for governor next year, challenging incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak.

      Lee switched his political affiliation last month from Democrat to Republican, citing a shift toward socialism in the Democratic Party a charge he repeated in his campaign announcement Monday.

      Im proud to kick off my campaign for governor of Nevada because Nevadans deserve a leader who will put Nevada values first, not the liberal, radical agenda we see today from Steve Sisolak, Lee said in a statement.

      After leading Nevada through the pandemic, Governor Sisolak is completely focused on re-opening Nevadas economy, putting shots in arms, and bigger paychecks in workers pockets, Sisolak campaign spokesman Jim Ferrence said in a statement.

      In an interview, Lee faulted Sisolak for failing to speak out against a shift in leadership in the Nevada State Democratic Party, in which a slate of candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America were elected to most of the partys top leadership spots.

      I never saw him one time stand up to them or say to them were not going down this path here, Lee said.

      He said he disagreed with Sisolaks handling of the pandemic, calling statewide shutdown measures imposed and restrictions draconian for Nevadas rural counties that are more isolated than the counties that include Las Vegas and Reno.

      Nevada is considered a swing state thats been trending blue in recent years.

      Republican Venture Capitalist Joins Race For Nevada Governor

      LAS VEGAS Republican venture capitalist Guy Nohra announced Tuesday that he is running for Nevada governor next year.

      Nohra, 61, joins a GOP primary race that includes Las Vegas-area sheriff Joe Lombardo, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.

      They are vying to take on incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak, who will be making his first reelection bid in 2022.

      Nohra said in a campaign video released online Tuesday that he wants to turn around Nevadas economy and teach children how great America is while keeping critical race theory out.

      Critical race theory i s a framework legal scholars developed that centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nations institutions, maintaining the dominance of whites in society. It is not typically taught in K-12 schools, but it has become a target of the right.

      Nohra also said he wants to make state government more efficient, maintain Nevadas lack of a personal income tax and expose the election fraud we all know is there.

      Nevada election officials, including Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, have repeatedly said the 2020 election results are reliable and accurate. Some GOP officials, including former President Donald Trump, have made repeated, baseless assertions that voter fraud deprived him of re-election.

      He is a father of two daughters and lives in Reno, having moved to Nevada from California six years ago, according to his campaign.

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      Republican Adam Laxalt Files To Run For Us Senate In Nevada

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      CARSON CITY, Nev. Republican Adam Laxalt filed late Sunday to run for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, setting the stage for what could be a decisive battle as both parties fight for control of Congress.

      Laxalt, whos part of a Nevada political dynasty and an ally of former President Donald Trump, is aiming to unseat Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who succeeded U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in 2016 and became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate.

      Laxalt, a 42-year-old Reno-based attorney and Navy veteran, is the son of former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici and a grandson of former Nevada Gov. and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt. Adam Laxalt rose to prominence in 2014 after becoming the countrys youngest attorney general at 35 and during his tenure butted heads with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and his moderate allies in the state party.

      He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2018, losing to now-Gov. Steve Sisolak by four percentage points.

      Democrats have won the past two Senate races in Nevada by fewer than five points but fear a low turnout election similar to 2014 the last midterm contest held with a Democrat in the White House. That year, Republicans flipped nine seats to regain control of the Senate and Laxalt rode the Republican wave to victory in the state attorney generals race. The opposition party has historically gained seats in the midterm election during a presidents first term.

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        Impact Of Term Limits On State Executive Elections

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        Of the seven state executive offices on the ballot in 2021, four of them are represented by incumbents who are subject to term limits. One of those incumbents is ineligible to run for re-election in 2021 due to term limits. This represents 14.2 percent of the total seats up for election in 2021.

        Republican Venture Capitalist Announces 2022 Bid For Nevada Governor

        Republican candidate for governor Guy Nohra.

        LAS VEGAS Republican venture capitalist Guy Nohra announced Tuesday that he is running for Nevada governor next year.

        Nohra joins a GOP primary race that includes Las Vegas-area sheriff Joe Lombardo, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.

        I Switched To The Republican Party Heres Why

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        Like every Nevadan, I grew up in awe of the American experiment.  As children, we looked up to the flag and were proud of what it symbolized and what it stood for – freedom, opportunity, and promise.  Back then, we knew both parties – despite their political differences – shared the same values. Today that is no longer the case.âTodayâs Democratic Party has embraced a socialist, extremist agenda that hurts working class families, restricts freedom, and extinguishes opportunity for millions of Americans – particularly working class minorities who deserve the chance to give their families a better life. Thatâs why I voted for President Trump twice.  Thatâs why I had an A+ rating from the NRA and their endorsement in my time in the state senate.  I refused to compromise my pro-life, pro-2nd amendment values, even though it meant losing my state senate seat.Though Iâve been a registered Democrat on paper my entire life, I made the switch to the Republican Party â because on some things, thereâs simply no compromise.

        Sheriff Joe Lombardo Kicks Off Campaign For Nevada Governor

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          Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks with journalists at a news conference announcing his candidacy for governor of Nevada, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Las Vegas.

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          Former Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison with Joe Lombardo as seen in Las Vegas on June 28, 2021.

          Joe Lombardo speaks with members of the media after announcing his campaign for Nevada Governor. Las Vegas, Nevada. June 28, 2021.

          LAS VEGAS — Sheriff Joe Lombardo has officially announced his run for governor of Nevada as a Republican candidate. 

          Lombardo on Monday made the announcement at Rancho High School, where he was once a student. 

          Sheriff Joe Lombardo has officially announced his run for Nevada governor as a Republican candidate.

          Hes running in a Republican primary thats attracted North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, who recently left the Democratic Party to become a Republican, and Joey Gilbert, a northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election. Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller also is considering a run and has been making recent appearances before rural GOP groups ahead of any official decision.

          Lombardos announcement speech previewed his platform and the talking points that Republicans plan to use in the 2022 midterms. The two-term sheriff, who has never run in a partisan race, said he would block teaching critical race theory in schools, establish an election integrity commission and defend the Second Amendment.

          North Las Vegas Mayor Announces Republican Run For Nevada Governor

            LAS VEGAS — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee on Monday will launch his gubernatorial campaign for 2022 as a Republican, challenging Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak.

            Lee, 65, will be running as a Republican following a party switch in April. The campaign will officially be announced on Monday morning with a video.

            FILE – This May 23, 2011 file photo shows, former Nevada Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, at work on the Senate floor at the Legislature in Carson City, Nev.

            Im proud to kick off my campaign for Governor of Nevada, because Nevadans deserve a leader who will put Nevada values first, not the liberal, radical agenda we see today from Steve Sisolak, said Lee in a statement to media on Sunday night. I will stand up for the constitutional rights of Nevadans everywhere, and will focus on embracing small government, defending free speech, protecting unborn life, and supporting the right to bear arms.

            Lee’s statement said he left the Democratic party because it “embraced socialism, adopted radical policies, and turned its back on Nevadas middle class and working families.” He said Nevada’s leadership is “nonexistent” and that Sisolak has “mismanaged” Nevada’s economy. 

            Gov. Sisolak’s re-election campaign didn’t directly address Lee’s candidacy in a statement.

            Lee was first elected mayor of North Las Vegas in 2013 and was reelected in 2017. His term ends in 2022. Lee also previously served on the Nevada Legislature.

            Gaming Commission Of Nevada

            In 1998, Sandoval was appointed to serve as a member of the Gaming Commission of Nevada, which oversees the state’s gaming industry. The following year, at the age of 35, Sandoval became the youngest person ever to serve as chairman of the gaming commission. During his time on the commission, Sandoval fought national efforts to block gambling on college sports events, worked on regulations limiting neighborhood gaming and worked for regulations prohibiting slot machines with themes attractive to children.

            Sizing Up The Gop Field For Nevada Governor

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            Sheriff Joe Lombardo may be the latest Republican to jump in. He may not be the last.

            Northern Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei is also mulling a run.

            Amodei tells me he’s in no rush to make a decision. He says he’ll probably decide this fall, for a primary that’s still a year away. He says he’s doing his homework because he says beating Democrat Steve Sisolak, especially in his home base of Clark County, will not be easy. His message to his fellow Republicans:

            Its like, what is your plan for not losing Clark County by 100,000 votes? And you know what – I know it’s early on but if you want to get people excited I’m sure waiting for some of those folks to start talking about that, the Congressman told me by phone Tuesday from Washington.

            I got to tell you I feel no vulnerability in terms of sitting down and evaluating my stuff, Amodei told me, adding, at this point in time I feel no vulnerability because Im all around my district in person, in Vegas.

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            To win, Republicans would need to win as much of Clark as possible, and run up the score in the rurals, and Washoe.

            That said, the GOP field now stands at three: Lombardo; North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.

            Because no party benefits from a large primary. It sucks up a lot of money that could be used in the fall campaign, Lokken says.

            Capitol Rioter Running For Governor In Nevada

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            “I’m not a politician, I don’t ever want to be a politician.” said Gilbert. Hmm…where have we heard that before? Apparently, Gilbert was on something called The Contender, a reality tv show centered around boxing, as he was a former professional boxer, the show also made by Mark Burnett of Survivor fame.

            Gilbert was present at the riot. He hasn’t been charged with any crimes, nor is there any evidence that he was ever inside the Capitol. He does, however, have ties to several people now arrested.

            A northern Nevada attorney who has questioned the results of the 2020 presidential election and was outside the U.S. Capitol the day it was violently stormed is running for governor.

            A video posted on Facebook shows Republican Joey Gilbert told an applauding audience in Las Vegas over the weekend that he planned to challenge Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in Nevadas 2022 gubernatorial race.

            “I have a PhD in success,” Gilbert said in his announcement video. “I’m not a politician, I don’t ever want to be a politician. Let me tell you something that I am probably going to be doing here shortly. And that’s called running for governor.” Gilbert’s announcement was met with a standing ovation and loud cheers, the video shows.

            According to the Associated Press. Gilbert is something of a fixture among loopy, rightwing causes in Nevada.

            We’ve reached out to Gilbert for a comment but have not heard back yet.

            North Las Vegas Mayor

            On April 2, 2013, Lee was elected Mayor of North Las Vegas defeating incumbent Mayor Shari Buck. Lee assumed office on July 1, 2013. At the time of his election, North Las Vegas was facing large monetary challenges including a deficit of more than $150 million. Because of employee concessions and a strong management team, he was able to balance the budget without tax increases or layoffs in less than a year.

            Lee has made the expansion and enhancement of North Las Vegas Libraries and parks two of his biggest priorities. In addition, his administration has streamlined business licensing procedures, attracting new businesses to the city. Lee also initiated an innovative plan to use state tax credits as an incentive to jumpstart development at the Apex Industrial Park, an effort that could eventually result in the creation of 116,000 jobs to the area.

            Lee was re-elected in 2017.

            On April 6, 2021, Lee announced he would switch political affiliation from the to the Republican Party, citing what he called the “socialist takeover of the Nevada Democratic Party”.

            Former Sen Heller Preps Comeback Run For Nevada Governor

            Heller has been meeting with GOP governors, donors and other party leaders during the Republican Governors Association conference.

            Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller talks to supporters before a joint appearance with Ivanka Trump, at the GOP field office in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Ivanka Trump praised Heller for his role in passing the tax bill and the doubling of the child tax credit that came with it. She says she’s confident he’ll win his battle for re-election against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. | Scott Sonner/AP Photo

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            Former Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is preparing to run for governor in 2022, giving Republicans a high-profile entrant into one of the key contests of the midterm elections.

            Heller has meetings with GOP governors, party leaders and major donors at the Republican Governors Association conference this week in Nashville, Tenn., according to three people familiar with the conversations.

            It would represent a dramatic comeback for Heller, who lost reelection in 2018 as part of a nationwide repudiation of former President Donald Trump. Heller, who spent more than two decades in state and federal office, has begun talking with potential consultants and has conducted an initial round of polling.

            I think hes really committed to this campaign, said Barbour. He would be awfully hard to beat in a primary.

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            Nevada Attorney Who Was At Us Capitol On Day Of Riot Now Running For Governor

            They are vying to take on incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak, who will be making his first reelection bid in 2022.

            A U.S. News & World Report analysis identifies Sisolak among eight governors who are vulnerable this election cycle especially since he is the first Democrat to win the governors seat this century in Nevada. The states three previous governors were all Republicans.

            Nohra is a 61-year-old who was born in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. when he was a teenager.

            He cofounded Alta Partners, a venture capital firm, and moved to Nevada six years ago. He lives in Reno.

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