RENO, Nev. (AP) - The grandson of former Nevada Republican governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt has announced his candidacy for state attorney general in a likely matchup against the Democratic son of another popular ex-governor.
Las Vegas lawyer Adam Laxalt is a former federal and U.S. Navy prosecutor who served in Iraq. He is the 35-year-old son of Michelle Laxalt, daughter of the iconic Nevada senator who was a close friend of President Reagan.
Laxalt announced his candidacy at a Reno Republican Men's Club luncheon Tuesday with a call for the same conservative grand of small government his grandfather preached for decades before retiring in 1986.
Two-term Secretary of State Ross Miller, son of ex-Gov. Bob Miller, already has raised nearly $900,000 in his campaign for the Democratic nomination.