4th Annual Basque Fry at Corley Ranch
Conservatives from all over Nevada gathered in Gardnerville for the 4th annual Basque Fry at the Corley Ranch. The event was hosted by Morning in Nevada and served as a rally for Guberntorial Candidate Adam Laxalt. Attendees from last year remember the sweltering heat, but this year the weather was spectacular.
Various speakers from across the Republican Ticket addressed the gathering in support of Adam Laxalt. Many remembered Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt who passed away last week at 96. State Senator Jim Settlemeyer introduced many of the speakers and told the crowd that electing Adam Laxalt is the first priority for Republicans in Nevada.
Storey County’s Assembley representative Jim Wheeler expressed concern that Nevada was becoming “East California” and suggested that Nevada would not participate in the Blue Wave that many expect to sweep across the state in November.
Embattled Senator Dean Heller, seeking re-election against first term Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, told the gathering that he would not allow Nevada to become a sanctuary state and said “Las Vegas will not become a Sanctuary City”.
Heller also lamented the liberal media coverage and predicted tough sledding in Reno, “I guarantee you that the Reno Gazette-Journal over the next 73 days will be telling you every day we can’t win,” Heller said. “They will write articles — puff pieces for all Democrats — and they will do negative articles on every Republican. And they will be doing that for the next 73 days.”
Kellyanne Conway addressed the crowd and talked about the progress made by Republicans during the Trump Administration. She lauded Adam Laxalt for fighting for women in Nevada and assured the gathering that he would continue solid conservative leadership if elected in November.
Former Governor Bob List remembered Paul Laxalt as a great Nevadan and the First Friend of President Ronald Regan. “Regan and Laxalt brought the west to Washington.”