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Nevada governor's race: Sisolak leads Laxalt in fundraising

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 20:55:36-04

New campaign finance reports show Democrat Steve Sisolak raised about $1 million more in recent months than his Republican opponent Adam Laxalt in their tight race for Nevada governor.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports campaign finance reports filed this week show Laxalt raised $2.9 million from early June through mid-October. Sisolak raised $4.2 million in that same period.

Laxalt's donations included $10,000 from the Republican Governor's Association, $40,000 from Boyd Gaming's casinos and $200,000 from companies associated with Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley.

Sisolak's campaign finance report shows $200,000 in donations from 20 different companies affiliated with MGM Resorts, $5,000 from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, backed by former President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and a combined $25,000 from longtime U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, his political action committee, and his son Key Reid.