FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 16, 2018
Ford Campaign Responds to Duncan’s “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” Campaign
Las Vegas, Nev. — This weekend, the Las Vegas Review-Journal broke a story highlighting how Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan raised close to $200,000 for his campaign in 2017 while working as Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s first assistant attorney general, a public employee position. To make it worse, Duncan hypocritically bragged to voters that he wouldn’t run for office as a state employee. Peggy Yang, Campaign Manager for Aaron Ford for Attorney General, issued the following statement in response:
"Duncan has been boasting about how he didn't want to ‘run for public office out of a state employee position,’ but we now know the truth: he was actively raising money from special interests and spending money on his campaign while serving as Attorney General Laxalt's chief deputy. Instead of focusing on doing his job and keeping Nevada families safe, Duncan was focusing on his political ambitions while collecting his taxpayer-funded salary. We look forward to exposing Duncan for who he really is: another shady and deceitful politician who says one thing and does another. He's mistaken if he thinks he could pull a fast one on Nevada voters. They are smarter than he thinks, and they won't let him have it both ways.
“Nevada deserves an attorney general who will put our families first, which is why Aaron Ford should be Nevada’s next attorney general.”