Republican Senate lead candidate Adam Laxalt won broad approval from several Nevada police groups on Tuesday.
“Few things are more important to me than the fight against growing crime in Nevada and across the country,” Laxalt told Fox News. “The support of the brave men and women of Nevada law enforcement is humbling.”
“I am focused on helping law enforcement keep Nevada safe and I will always have my back,” he continued. “Voters need to know that as the next senator, I will oppose defunding the police and ensure that our officers have the tools they need to do their job, just as I did when I was Attorney General of Nevada.”
Laxalt-winning endorsements are part of the Public Safety Alliance of Nevada (PSAN), which has more than 10,000 individual members and more than 100 state and local groups.
PSAN director John Abel told the publication that Laxalt won the endorsement because it stood up for the police as they came under attack from the radical left’s police fundraising campaign.
“As Attorney General, Adam hosted the first statewide law enforcement summit, took action to combat the spread of illegal drugs, and was tough on crime,” did he declare. “Our organization is proud to support his campaign for the United States Senate, where we know he will continue to work with cops to keep Nevada communities safe.”
The endorsement bodes well for Laxalt as he leads the Republican primary by a wide margin after being endorsed by Donald Trump. If Laxalt wins the GOP primary, he will face vulnerable Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Laxalt also leads Masto in the polls.
Like Americans across the country, Nevadans have suffered from high crime, illegal immigration, and high inflation for 40 years. Masto relied on promoting Biden’s coronavirus stimulus packages that fueled high inflation over 40 years. The tactic is a “generic 2020 strategy for vulnerable senators,” Politico Playbook reported in April.
Nevada voters are currently disappointed with Masto’s performance under the Biden administration, according to a poll. Seventy-two percent of voters say the Democrats’ economy is “fair” to “poor.” Inflation is the main issue, with 40% saying they were better off under Trump. And the leader of the Democratic Party, President Joe Biden, has just a 35% approval rating in the state.