American Bridge launched new ads and a petition today on Washington, D.C. native Adam Laxalt’s support of an alleged rapist and admitted sexual harasser. One of Laxalt’s top supporters, Gerald Antinoro, admitted to sexually harassing a subordinate and has also been accused of sexual assault. Despite all this, Laxalt continues to tout Antinoro’s endorsement on his campaign website. Nevada women protested Laxalt’s office last week, calling on Laxalt to rescind Antinoro’s support. Even worse, Antinoro is only one of Laxalt’s numerous supporters who have been accused of sexual harassment, misogyny, and threatening women.
The ads feature Laxalt and Antinoro standing together, and are the first phase of a prolonged digital campaign to hold Laxalt accountable on his support from Antinoro and other misogynists and sexual harassers. The ads are targeted to female swing voters in Las Vegas and Reno, and will direct viewers to a petition demanding Laxalt renounce the sexual predators supporting his campaign.
“Instead of doing his job and putting sexual predators behind bars, Adam Laxalt is taking photo ops with them and touting their support on his campaign website,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “It’s time for Laxalt to denounce alleged rapists like Gerald Antinoro and stand with victims of sexual assault, not his supporters committing it.”
Click here to view the petition. The Facebook ad appears below: