Laxalt named to “Dirty Dozen in the States,” ranking among worst state-level candidates for the environment nationwide
Las Vegas, Nevada — At a press conference alongside public health and clean energy advocates, the Nevada Conservation League (NCL) PAC today announced a $2.1 million field effort to defeat governor nominee Adam Laxalt. Laxalt, who has consistently put polluter profits ahead of public health and Nevada’s clean energy economy, was also named to the “Dirty Dozen in the States” list of some of the worst candidates for the environment in the country.
“We don’t need a governor who’s bought and sold by corporate polluters like Adam Laxalt,” said Andy Maggi, Nevada Conservation League PAC executive director. “Nevada’s governor needs to stand up to Trump’s attacks on our air, water and public health while continuing to grow our clean energy economy. That’s why we’re going to be out in force until Election Day to ensure voters show up for Steve Sisolak.”
Beginning today, NCL PAC’s field campaign will canvass more than 43,700 voters in Las Vegas and Washoe counties to encourage them to support Steve Sisolak, the only candidate who will stand up for Nevada. The program will transition into “get out the vote” for the final weeks and knock on approximately 340,000 doors.
Laxalt is only the second 2018 candidate to be named to “Dirty Dozen in the States.” Modeled after LCV Victory Fund’s federal “Dirty Dozen,” the state version highlights 12 of the most anti-environment state-level candidates — regardless of party affiliation — from around the country who state LCVs are working to defeat.
“Nevada is making progress on clean energy and fighting climate change, but Adam Laxalt would take things backwards,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund Senior Vice President for Campaigns. “That’s why Laxalt made the 2018 Dirty Dozen in the States list of the worst state-level candidates across the country. He’s simply too toxic for Nevada.”
Paid for by Nevada Conservation League PAC