Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown are leading the Republican drive
Adam Laxalt and Sam Brown are leading the Republican drive to remove Cortez Masto in the United States Senate.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KLAS) – The Republican primary for U.S. Senate will select who will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
Sam Brown, William Conrad, William Hockstedler, Adam Laxalt, Sharelle Mendenhall, Tyler Perkins, Carlo Poliak, and Paul Rodriguez are the Republican candidates. Brown and Laxalt are thought to be the favourites.
Laxalt has name recognition, fund-raising experience, a track record as Nevada Attorney General, and the support of former President Donald Trump. However, his loss to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the 2018 governor’s race opened the way to rivals.
The Nevada Republican Party has backed Brown. He received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
He served in the United States Army. Brown was injured by an IED blast during a deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2008. He was awarded the Purple Heart and medically retired as a captain from the Army in 2011. Brown and his wife created a modest business providing crucial services to veterans when he retired from the army.
Brown discussed the events in Ukraine and his fears of a repetition in Taiwan on Politics Now on 8 News Now in February. He also discussed domestic inflation policies and his views on schooling.
Brown ran for Texas House District 102 in 2014 before relocating to Nevada in 2018.
He calls his Nevada candidacy grassroots, citing the hundreds of Nevadans who have given to his campaign, whereas Laxalt has fewer — but greater — contributions.
Laxalt is the grandson of former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt and the son of former Republican Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico. In addition to Trump, he has the support of Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He campaigned for both in the run-up to the primary.
Adam Laxalt has sided with nationally renowned Republican leaders and criticised President Joe Biden’s administration, although he did not approve further expenditure in mid-May.
“President Trump and the Republican Party held Russia responsible via sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and as a consequence, Russia did not invade Ukraine during his four years in office,” Laxalt said in a statement to 8 News Now. “The Biden administration’s weakness welcomed Russian attack.” I have constantly backed sanctions against Russia and aid to Ukraine, but a major increase in spending is not the sole option to stop Russian aggression, especially when it comes at the price of our family at home.”
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WILLIAM CONRAD: Conrad has expertise in local government as a former US Army Lieutenant Colonel, combat veteran (four tours in Afghanistan), Special Forces team commander (Green Beret), and West Point graduate.
BILL HOCKSTEDLER: Born in Virginia to conservative parents, Bill served in the Army and Air Force for 12 years before launching a successful career as a Business Development executive in healthcare. “Bill lives and breathes the essential Republican beliefs every day, and as your Senator, he intends to devote his energies to safeguarding and enhancing the lives of all Americans.”
SHARELLE MENDENHALL: A businesswoman and former Miss California and Mrs. Nevada, Mendenhall “operates with decisiveness, ethics, and courage.” She knows the importance of conceptualising a plan and efficiently selecting the correct individuals for each assignment to achieve ultimate success.” She is the CEO and founder of Elite Expo Talent Agency, as well as the inventor of Mend-A-Nation and Allegentsia.
TYLER PERKINS (no website): Perkins registered to run for office in Washoe County.
(no website) CARLO POLIAK: He is a frequent candidate in Nevada, having ran for US House seats twice, US Senate seats three times, and Nevada governor once.
PAUL RODRIGUEZ: A former member of the United States Air Force, Rodriguez supports term limits for Congress and openness.
Advocate for term limits and transparency in Congress. Rodriguez has been a resident of Nevada for 38 years and runs a small company. He describes himself as a fiscal conservative who supports a minimal federal government.