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DGA Statement on John Lee’s Entrance to Nevada Republican Primary for Governor

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Today, Mayor John Lee announced his entrance into the Republican party’s primary for governor of Nevada.

Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Noam Lee released the following statement:

“John Lee is wrong for Nevada. Lee’s out-of-touch values and dangerous priorities would drag the state backward, hurting communities, businesses, and Nevadans. Lee’s campaign will be nothing but a parroting of the Trump agenda the state already rejected. Instead of offering policies that will help Nevada, Lee is running on rumors and scare tactics that are a favorite of the far-right base. One thing is sure, Lee’s candidacy will turn this GOP primary into a nasty dash to the right as others try to break the grip Lee holds on the conservative wing.  

“Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has shown Nevada what steady, forward-looking leadership looks like. He’s delivered on campaign promises to expand access to health care, invest in public education, and make historic strides towards combating climate change. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Sisolak made decisions determined by public health data and backed by experts, and now, as the state reopens, Sisolak is leading its economic recovery. We look forward to electing Gov. Sisolak to a second term as he leads Nevada on the road to recovery.”