Small Business PAC Endorses Laxalt for Governor

Past record, 100-percent score on questionnaire made him unanimous choice of committee.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Randi Thompson, Nevada State Director, randi.thompson@nfib.org or Tony Malandra, Regional Media Manager, anthony.malandra@nfib.org

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 5, 2018—The political action committee of Nevada’s leading small-business association today announced its endorsement of Adam Laxalt for governor.

“We have a proven fighter for small business in Adam Laxalt,” said Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for NFIB, speaking for the NFIB Nevada PAC, which made the endorsement. “He fundamentally understands that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses, which is what we look for most from every candidate. His 100-percent score on our candidate questionnaire is impressive enough, but his pro-small-business accomplishments as attorney general seal the deal with us.”

Thompson listed Laxalt’s work for Main Street enterprises.

He led a coalition of 21 states challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s, Obama-era overtime rule. In 2015, he filed suit on behalf of Nevada challenging the federal Waters of the United States rule, joining a bipartisan coalition of 13 states suing to invalidate the rule. He and five other state attorneys general sent a letter to the chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opposing the agency’s redefinition of the decades-old legal standard for joint-employer status. He helped curb abusive litigation practices related to the ADA that had been taking advantage of small businesses. Laxalt’s opponent, Steve Sisolak, did not return the NFIB Nevada PAC questionnaire.

“I’m honored to have the support of Nevada’s small businesses,” said Adam Laxalt. “These community leaders are the driving force behind our economy. As governor, I’ll get burdensome regulations out of the way and keep taxes on families and small businesses low to help these Nevadans grow their businesses and create more quality jobs.”

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