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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)

Steve Sisolak’s two daughters star in the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s latest TV ad, which expresses his support for Planned Parenthood.

Carley and Ashley Sisolak, who are in their 20s, flank the Clark County commissioner at a kitchen table in the 30-second spot that’s scheduled to air starting Saturday.

“Dad’s an expert on education, jobs and fixing all kinds of things,” says Ashley.

“But on women’s health, he was no expert,” says Carley.

He says he referred them to Planned Parenthood, where they got screenings “and answers to questions daughters just don’t ask their dad.”

Ashley adds that if elected, their dad would protect Planned Parenthood because it’s not political, but personal.

Sisolak is in a highly competitive primary with fellow Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, who would be Nevada’s first female governor if elected and who has received an award from Planned Parenthood. Both have been outspoken in favor of abortion rights and have sharply criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s moves opposing abortion rights.

The ad is the second Sisolak has unveiled this week. It’ll run in both Reno and Las Vegas on cable, broadcast and digital mediums, as a supplement to the first ad focused on his opposition to President Donald Trump.

The commercial is part of a six-figure ad buy. The primary is June 12.

Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani have donated to The Nevada Independent. You can see a full list of donors here.
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