According to Adam Laxalt, a Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate for the state of Nevada, the failures of Democrats will lead to a massive red wave in the November midterms. “The reality is, like every other crisis we're facing right now, it doesn't matter that the mainstream media is ignoring it and that they're covering for Biden because Nevadans are living it—they're experiencing it,” Laxalt told News Daily editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on Thursday. “They understand that in my state, Democrats are in charge of everything, and obviously, at the federal level, Democrats are in charge of everything, which is why we are due for a massive red wave in November.”
Former Nevada Attorney General Laxalt highlighted Nevada's rising gasoline prices, which are day-over-day and remain at record-breaking levels. On Thursday, the Silver State's record-breaking average gas price was $5.59, according to American Automobile Association (AAA). A report from June 6 by NPR found that Nevada has the second-highest average gas price in the United States, behind California.
“Things are as bad as they've ever been when it comes to gas, and we called out Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) day one, when this all started happening, for her to call out her president and break from her party on [supporting the] far left and Green New Deal, and moving us away from American energy independence,” the candidate said. “They're all selling ‘Putin's price hike.' They're selling ‘greedy oil executives.' It's all a lie. We are all aware that the reason that gas prices have gone up is due to the fact that this administration has targeted this industry that was so lucrative during the Trump period and has given us gas for $2 across the entire state of Nevada in lieu of $5.50.”
Laxalt explained how the soaring gasoline prices constitute the result of a “punitive tax” on Nevadans, particularly those who live in rural regions. “Many people don't realize that on the west coast that we drive all over the place. Every time you get in your vehicle, you're driving for a certain distance. In particular, when you travel in rural Nevada, your daily commute could be anywhere from 60 to 100 miles distance. And it's a tax that is punitive to those who simply can't afford it.”
He also stated that the problem with baby formula is “no different,” with Nevadans facing one of the biggest shortages in the nation. A report published in late May by The Nevada Independent detailed how the state is “among the hardest-hit by baby formula shortage,” having experienced at the very least a 50-percent decline in the supply of the formula. “We are at the top of each bad list, and the infant formula crisis isn't any different. We rank among the top three countries for the shortage of baby formula in Las Vegas. It's an enormous deal,” Laxalt pointed out.
Despite the vast amounts of evidence that point to an economic decline, the establishment media outlets have tried to present a positive image, Marlow suggested. Last week, Axios published a report entitled “America's hidden boom,” in which they claimed that U.S. businesses are performing extremely well.
“Oh yeah. They're like, ‘Don't trust your eyes,’ isn't it? Absolutely amazing that they've got this in their plans,” Laxalt replied. “I find it difficult to believe being in this situation. The only positive is that we'll finally be able to show Nevadans as well as the American public that there's not an unintended government here. There's nobody other than Trump to blame but Trump. They aren't able to blame Trump. They shouldn't point fingers at anyone else, even though they're trying.”
Nevada Democrats are especially vulnerable this year as both U.S. Senator Catherine M. Cortez Masto (D) and Governor Steve Sisolak (D) are up for reelection. Democrats across the country have been working to disengage themselves from President Joe Biden, as his slowing-down agenda has made Biden and the people around him less popular. Particularly in Nevada, Democrats' prioritization of left-wing, radical policies is disliked by Hispanic voters, a group that is a crucial factor in securing victory in the state.
“This represents the 5th U.S. Senate seat. This seat is going to decide who gets an overwhelming majority in the U.S. Senate,” Laxalt explained. “And we must take back the Senate, in addition to the House, to put full breaks on the Biden administration for the final two years until we hopefully get them out and replace them.”
Laxalt hopes to swoop in and take incumbent Cortez Masto's seat in the general election in November. However, he first needs to beat his opponents during the Republican primary on June 14. With just a few days of campaigning left, Laxalt as a Senate hopeful leads his own party, with his closest rival, Sam Brown, trailing by 26 points in the latest polling. Laxalt has received a number of notable endorsements, including from former President Donald Trump. In addition to the endorsements of the heavyweights of the conservative movement, Laxalt points to his “fighter” mentality and past leadership as reasons to believe in his ability to defeat Cortez Masto. “The main point was that, when I was elected at the age of 36, my very first and ever election as attorney general of Nevada, the State of Nevada, we were a radical conservatism-oriented AG office. We created the first federalism-related unit, which was awake each day fighting to protect our constitutional rights from President Obama. They know who I am, they know my principles, they know my values, and they understand at the moment of time we're in right now, in this country, with what the left is doing, we need fighters.”
Laxalt stands out from Sam Brown, noting that his opponent “moved to Nevada three years ago” and then made an unsuccessful debut in the state legislature. “And now, he's campaigning for the U.S. Senate. And he believed it was his duty to be the most powerful Republican in the state, despite just moving to the state a few years in the past. As a general head-to-head match-up, the election will be about police enforcement. It's about borders. I[‘ve been] an attorney general in the past, running in opposition to an opponent who is a Democrat. The former attorney general having obtained all the endorsements from law enforcement agencies is an enormous deal,” he continued. “It should tell everybody that we are ready for this general [election].”