President endorses gubernatorial candidate Laxalt

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Donald Trump is endorsing Republican Adam Laxalt's run for governor as voters cast ballots in the state's primary.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that the Nevada Attorney General is a hard worker who would work to lower taxes and be tough on crime as governor. Laxalt is the favorite to win the GOP nod and his campaign says they're honored to have the president's support.

The race is closer on the Democratic side, where Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Christina Giunchigliani are vying for the nod.

Nevada hasn't had a Democratic governor in 20 years, but Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state in the 2016 presidential election.