GOP Senate candidate Laxalt says Sisolak will ‘enlighten’ Nevadans on the state of the state in his Wednesday speech


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EXCLUSIVE: Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt says state Governor Steve Sisolak will try to “enlighten” citizens on the state of the state’s economy and more during his state of the state address on Wednesday.

“He’s clearly trying to salvage his re-election,” said Laxalt, a Republican running to unseat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

He added that the state of the year off state is “much like the impromptu lifting of masks last week which was not based on the data they have used over the past few months to keep us masked. They came out and lifted it because the polls are against them and people are fed up and people want to get back to normal.”

Former Nevada Attorney General and current GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Adam Laxalt waves after speaking at a Donald Trump campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las Vegas. Trump endorsed Laxalt for the Senate last year.
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Sisolak’s address is set at noon PT, 3 p.m. ET. It will be at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, who recently played their first season in front of fans since leaving Oakland, Calif.

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Nevada governors do not normally give state of the state addresses off-year. But after the pandemic and as the state’s economy returns to normal, the governor’s office said Sisolak, a Democrat, will discuss the economy and how to spend the federal money that has flooded the state. state since the start of the pandemic.

Education and public safety could also be the topics of Sisolak’s speech ahead of the next state legislative session.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak gives an update on COVID-19 regulations in Las Vegas on August 16, 2021. Sisolak delivers a State of the State Address at Allegiant Stadium on Wednesday.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak gives an update on COVID-19 regulations in Las Vegas on August 16, 2021. Sisolak delivers a State of the State Address at Allegiant Stadium on Wednesday.
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But Laxalt says voters shouldn’t believe the governor if he tells them the state of the state is good.

“Both Sisolak and a Catherine Cortez Masto, that’s what they’re gonna do. They’re gonna try to enlighten Nevadans over the next seven months and tell them life isn’t as bad as they live today,” says Laxalt. “Governor Sisolak and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will try to put lipstick on this situation is that people are living this nightmare every day in Nevada…And we are living in a state that is going in the wrong direction.”

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“We have one of the highest unemployment rates in America,” Laxalt said, attributing that to Democrats’ coronavirus policies. “We still have massive job losses. We have small businesses that are still not online and have never come back. Our schools have suffered in recent years with remote learning and children stuck in masks .”

Sisolak told 8 News Now in Las Vegas last week that he had removed the mask mandate this month “in consultation with our business community, in consultation with our medical community and our advisors, etc. Cases were going down “.

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks during his sixth annual Basque Fry on Saturday August 14, 2021 in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks during his sixth annual Basque Fry on Saturday August 14, 2021 in Gardnerville, Nevada.
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And while Republicans blamed Sisolak for waiting too long to lift the mandate, some Democrats said he did it too soon.

“I’m damned if I did and damned if I didn’t when it comes to masks,” Sisolak said on 8 News Now.

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Sisolak also addressed criticism of Nevada’s crime rates – which he blamed on Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, a Republican gubernatorial candidate. And he appeared to agree with Republicans who want to dismantle the Clark County School District in part because of the short length of time schools have been closed.

“I think parents would like to see the school district dismantled,” Sisolak told 8 News Now.

But Laxalt said voters shouldn’t give Democrats another chance to lead the state and argued they were to blame for the problems facing Nevadans.

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“Democrats are masters at passing blame when things go wrong. They find other scapegoats, as they have in recent years,” Laxalt said. “But there is no one else to blame but themselves. They own all the offices of the state except the legislature, assembly, and governor’s office. And evidently, they have the US Senate, the House and the President.”

“It was their failed policies that got us into this environment. And I think people are now well aware of that,” he said.


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