“Washington, D.C. native Adam Laxalt got caught exploiting a legal loophole to hide his secret condo in Virginia from Nevada voters,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Considering he has only lived in Nevada a short time, refuses to answer even basic questions from the media, and is propped up by shadowy billionaires, Nevadans deserve to know what else Adam Laxalt is hiding.”
Excerpts from the Nevada Independent story are below. Read the full story here.
- “Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt owns and likely rents out a two-bedroom condominium in Virginia, but because of a unique provision in state law isn’t required to report it on state campaign finance disclosure forms.”
- “Records obtained by The Nevada Independent show that Laxalt purchased the two-bedroom, one-bathroom in January 2006, and the property is listed on online rental portals updated as recently as two months ago. Laxalt, the Republican attorney general and grandson of former Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt, spent most of his early life in the Virginia area before moving to Nevada seven years ago.”
- “Unlike most other states, Nevada only requires candidates or elected officials disclose real estate or property holdings if they’re located inside Nevada or an adjacent state — meaning Laxalt and other candidates have no requirement to disclose their real estate holdings outside of the five states that border Nevada.”
- “Laxalt has paid property taxes on the condominium — most recently in May 2018 — and has rented the apartment out in the past: Norfolk court records show that he filed an lawsuit against a Robert Woolton for unlawfully residing in the apartment in 2012 (the case was dismissed about a month later.)”
- “Before running for attorney general in 2014, Laxalt briefly worked as an attorney in Las Vegas, but spent a significant portion of his professional career in the Washington, D.C. area, including working as a law clerk for the U.S. Air Force general counsel, an aide to now-Secretary of State John Bolton in the State Department and as a staffer for former Virginia Senator John Warner, according to the Washington Post.”
- “The two-bedroom studio apartment has a rental price of $1,375 a month, according a listing on Adobo.com, and comes with an attached garage, laundry rooms, and considers pets upon request. A spokesman for Laxalt’s campaign didn’t return an email seeking comment on whether the attorney general is continuing to rent out the property.”
- “Although other political figures including Treasurer Dan Schwartz and Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison have disclosed their real estate holdings in campaign finance reports..”.
Read the full story here.