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Nevada attorney general files as Republican for governor

Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 18:53:46-04

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed documents to run as a Republican for governor.

Laxalt made it official Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office in Las Vegas, ahead of a June 12 primary that will pit him against state Treasurer Dan Schwartz and several other lesser-known GOP candidates.

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani are the best-known Democratic nominees in the campaign to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Candidates' filings are due by Friday.

Adam Laxalt won election as the state's top law enforcement official in 2014.

He's a former U.S. Navy judge advocate general who served in Iraq and later taught law at the United States Naval Academy.

His grandfather, Paul Laxalt, was a Republican Nevada governor and U.S. senator.