(Victor Joecks, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – There’s one Republican elected official who should be thrilled with the far-left proposals coming from legislative Democrats: Attorney General Adam Laxalt.
It’s an open secret that Laxalt will run for governor in 2018. His fundraising, grass-roots outreach and work as attorney general already have scared off Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller as Republican challengers. Even if Treasurer Dan Schwartz decides to throw away his political career — and the conservative goodwill he’s earned defending Education Savings Accounts — by challenging Laxalt for the Republican nomination, Laxalt is going to be Nevada’s 2018 Republican candidate for governor.
The anti-business, pro-union and just-plain-loony Democratic proposals coming from Carson City have turned the Nevada Legislature into a 120-day infomercial for Laxalt’s gubernatorial campaign.