A Dozen Members Of GOP Candidate’s Family Publish Damning Open Letter


What is the worst thing that could happen to a Republican politician 14 days before the 2018 midterm election? He might have found out that after donating sperm in college, he has 2,149 children all wanting him to pay for college. Photos of him and his mistress might surface with them involved in something that has to do with leather. This Republican candidate, however, did not experience either of these. Something even worse happened to him.

Republican Adam Laxalt has been running for governor of Nevada. Unfortunately, 12 family members — a full dozen — urged voters to get behind the Democratic contender, Steve Sisolak. Not only that, they explained exactly why Laxalt was not worthy of the position and published their column in The Reno Gazette.

‘We are writing as members of the Laxalt family who have spent our lives in Nevada, and feel compelled to protect our family name from being leveraged and exploited by Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for governor.’

The family had just begun:

‘Like most Nevadans, the idea of family is important to us…But as this Election Day nears, we feel compelled to speak publicly about why we believe that Adam Laxalt is the wrong choice for Nevada’s governorship. There are many specific, well-documented reasons why we believe this to be the case.’

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They listed his lack of honesty:

‘First, for those of us who were actually raised in Nevada, it’s difficult to hear him continue to falsely claim that he was raised in Nevada or has any true connections to Nevadans. The simple fact is that while he may have been born in Reno, he left as an infant and was raised on the East Coast, 3,000 miles away, in Washington, D.C., and moved here only in 2013, only one year later launching his political career. Aside from the occasional short visit, Adam never knew the state or its people. Perhaps if he had, he would stand for Nevada’s values rather than for those of his out-of-state donors.’

Then the Laxalt family went into the candidate’s closeness to two Republican “power players:”

‘Recently, Adam held his “Basque Fry,” a fundraiser that he has put on over the last several years in Gardnerville. This event perfectly captures the Adam Laxalt candidacy: the phoniness of the setting and costumes, the pretense of folksiness used as a prop for Washington power players like Kellyanne Conway and Devin Nunes. ‘

They noted Laxalt’s anti-immigrant stance:

‘…In the face of Nevada’s history as a state made of newcomers, including our own immigrant forebears, he has advocated against immigrants as well as against businesses and individuals who have moved here from other states.’

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Their column just kept getting worse:

‘His brief experience as a practicing lawyer was described as a “train wreck” by members of his own firm. His tenure in the attorney general’s office has been little more than a four-year publicity tour for his current campaign for governor — in fact, he outsourced jobs in the AG’s office to out-of-state lawyers who were given special exemptions to practice law in Nevada.’


And it got even worse, noting his “ethical shortcomings,” lawlessness, and “self-serving political purposes:”

‘Then, with the help of his outsourced entourage, Adam proceeded to undermine, time after time, not only twice-elected Governor Brian Sandoval, but the welfare of all Nevadans. Most concerning are the ethical shortcomings that have come to light while Adam has been attorney general, and his willingness to ignore the law for self-serving political purposes. In his short time in public office, Adam has already demonstrated a servitude to donors and out-of-state interests that puts their concerns ahead of real Nevadans.’

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Yet, the family had not hit bottom, saying he was a “danger,” to the people of Nevada:”

‘If Adam is elected governor, these (Nevada) values will be put in danger. Public lands will become less accessible for hunters and fishers and backpackers. Adam’s positions on health care and reproductive rights would limit how Nevadans care for their bodies, or be free from government interference in relationships as sacred and personal as marriage. Adam wants to repeal hundreds of millions of dollars of education funding, even though he knows full well that Nevada is ranked 49th in the nation for pre-K-12 education.’

The Laxalt’s summed it all up:

‘We’re writing because we care about Nevada and because we know the truth about this candidate. We think that you should, too.’

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