The Laxalt campaign for Governor released two new television and digital advertisements. The first ad, titled “Why,” highlights Steve Sisolak’s failure to address the rape kit backlog throughout his career on the Clark County commission. The second ad, titled “Enough,” addresses Adam Laxalt’s efforts to get justice for victims.
“Adam Laxalt has stepped up to protect Nevadans. It wasn’t his job. It wasn’t his responsibility, but he brought a bipartisan group of leaders together to get justice for victims who had been ignored by career politicians like Steve Sisolak,” said Parker Briden, campaign spokesman.
“Under his watch, Steve Sisolak allowed the number of untested rape kits in Clark County to increase… by over three thousand. Three thousand. At the same time, Sisolak cut funding for rape victims’ counseling services in Clark County. Rape victims clearly weren’t a priority to Steve Sisolak. We’ll never know how many violent criminals got away with rape. But we do know who to blame, Mr. Sisolak.”
“Year after year after year Steve Sisolak watched and did nothing. Nothing, while the number of untested rape kits in Clark County increased by more than three thousand. Three thousand. Within months of taking office, Adam Laxalt worked with both parties and led a statewide effort to eliminate the rape kit backlog. The result: new arrests, justice for victims, and safer communities. Adam Laxalt is protecting Nevada.”