President Trump endorses Adam Laxalt in Nevada governor's race

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

President Donald Trump has 'strongly' endorsed Nevada's leading Republican candidate for governor, Adam Laxalt, several hours before polls are set to close on primary election day.

Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon: "I strongly endorse Adam Laxalt for Governor of Nevada. Adam is smart, works hard, and knows how to win. He will be a great Governor. Also, will fight hard to lower your taxes and is tough on crime!"

Laxalt responded saying he was honored to have Trump's support.

"We’re ready to fight for our state to keep it from becoming California. Honored to have your support!" Laxalt wrote in a later tweet.

This is the second national endorsement in the Nevada governor's race. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed Chris Giunchigliani, who is locked in a tight primary with fellow Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.

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