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Nevada Republicans show support for Adam Laxalt's 3rd Annual Basque Fry

3,000 people attended Adam Laxalt's 3rd Annual Basque Fry, making it the largest crowd for the political event.

Nevada Republicans showed support for attorney general Adam Laxalt to run for governor at the 3rd Annual Basque Fry.

More than 3,000 people attended the political event in Gardnerville.


Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Ted Cruz were originally scheduled to speak but canceled due to the devastating Hurricane Harvey.


Laxalt added, "Of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to Texas. We hope that the family and everyone there is going to be okay in the coming week. You know it's a national emergency."

Other Republican leaders such as U.S Congressman Mark Amodei, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Matt Schlapp came from out of town to signal Laxalt to run for Governor in 2018.


Three protesters from Northern Nevada Working Families Party, Battle Born Progress, and PLAN action interrupted Laxalt at the beginning of his speech with whistles. They were escorted from the premises but continued picketing off the property.

Autumn Zemke said she blew the whistle to reject the hate, "To show what Nevada is really about, which is not the Laxalt agenda, not the Pence agenda and not the Trump agenda. But a Nevada that is full of inclusivity and rights for all the people who live here."

Laxalt told a News 4 reporter that he did not anticipate to make an announcement at the Basque Fry.



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