Ad claims campaign contributors and supporters of Duncan tell a 'frightening story'
Focus: Republican Attorney General candidate Wes Duncan
Who’s paying for it: DAGA NV People’s Lawyer Project, which is funded by the Democratic Attorneys General Association
Size of buy: $987,000
When it starts: Oct. 23
Where it’s running: Las Vegas and Reno media markets until Election Day
The gist: The ad, which was launched alongside a microsite called wesduncansfriends.com, highlights various campaign contributors and supporters of Duncan’s campaign that the ad says tells a “frightening story.”
These include Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro, who has been dogged by accusations and lawsuits accusing him of sexually inappropriate behavior including an ongoing investigation by California police into his possible involvement in an alleged forced sexual assault by three men against his former girlfriend at a Lodi hotel in 2015. Both Duncan and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt distanced themselves from Antinoro this year after announcing the sheriff’s endorsement in 2017.
It also highlights campaign contributions made to Duncan’s campaign from Las Vegas bar owner Darin Feinstein, who was accused of harassing a female customer in 2014 (the case was later settled) and Dotty’s owner Craig Estey, who “allegedly held a gun to his then-wife’s head and threatened her life” in 2005.
Watch the ad below: