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Adam Laxalt's aunt appears in video supporting Democratic opponent, Steve Sisolak

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak files his candidacy for governor at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas on Monday, March 12, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

Focus: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak

Who’s paying for it: Sisolak’s campaign

Size of Buy: Not disclosed

Where’s it running: Digital

When it starts: Wednesday, Oct. 10

The gist: Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt, the daughter of the late Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt and aunt of current gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, made her support of Sisolak official in a video released by the campaign on Wednesday. In the video, the Great Basin College professor said that Sisolak would continue to improve upon incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s accomplishments in K-12 education.

“I think we need a public servant who has lived, breathed and knows Nevada,” she says in the video. “Steve Sisolak is that person.”

Kevin Laxalt was one of six family members to write a letter to the Las Vegas Sun in 2014 supporting Adam Laxalt’s former opponent Ross Miller in the race for attorney general. Two of Laxalt’s cousins — Dr. Kristin Laxalt and attorney Monique Laxalt — hosted a fundraiser for Sisolak in Reno last month, and claimed in prepared remarks that Adam Laxalt “capitalize(d) on our family name” to get elected in the state.

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Disclosure: Steve Sisolak has donated to The Nevada Independent. You can see a full list of donors here.

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