KSNV: Republican Adam Laxalt formally launches campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Republican Adam Laxalt formally launched his campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada on Tuesday.


The formal kickoff comes a little more than a day after Laxalt, a former Nevada attorney general, filed a statement of candidacy with federal elections officials.


"The radical left, rich elites, woke corporations, academia, Hollywood, and the media – they’re taking over America," he says in a campaign video, naming so-called "culture war" topics that have been popular targets in conservative media.


The son of former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici and grandson of former Nevada Gov. and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, Adam Laxalt was the state's attorney general from 2015 to 2019.


He ran for governor in 2018 but would lose to now-Gov. Steve Sisolak by four percentage points.


Laxalt would go on to serve as Nevada campaign co-chair for former President Donald Trump in 2020.


He was one of the leading faces of the campaign's challenges over the election results after now-President Joe Biden won the state. Judges in every case dismissed the challenges and Nevada’s Republican secretary of state defended the results as reliable and accurate.


He'll be running in a Republican primary against Army veteran Sam Brown and beauty pageant winner Sharelle Mendenhall, both of whom have announced their candidacies for Senate.


Incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, announced earlier this year that she would seek re-election.


This article first appeared in News3LV.com