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Democrats interfere in NV GOP primary to stop Trump-backed nominee

Democratic super PACs are posing as Republicans and spending millions of dollars in Nevada’s Republican gubernatorial primary to try to prevent former President Donald Trump’s pick Joe Lombardo from becoming the GOP nominee.

The Clark Lombardo County sheriff, whom Trump recently endorsed, now leads the Nevada GOP gubernatorial primary by 20 points with less than a month to go until the state’s June 14 primary election, according to a recent poll. . Trump said:

As Governor, Joe will fiercely protect our Second Amendment under siege, oppose sanctuary cities, support our law enforcement, veto any Liberal tax increases, protect lives, and secure our elections. Joe Lombardo is the leader Nevada needs, and he has my full and complete endorsement for Governor!

However, Democrats are making drastic efforts to prevent Lombardo from securing the Republican nomination, hoping to boost weaker candidates whom they see as easier to defeat in the general election.

For example, A Stronger Nevada is one of many newly registered super PACs that Democrats are using as a pretext to interfere in the Republican primary. This CAP has promised spending $2.1 million on Lombardo attack ads ahead of the June primary. A Stronger Nevada does not have a social media presence or website, but is reportedly tied to the Democratic Governors Association. The two PAC officers are Andrew Whalen and Jillian Edelman, both members of the Democratic Party.

A stronger Nevada isn’t the only Democratic-led super PAC masquerading as Republicans to launch massive ad campaigns against Lombardo in recent days.

The Patriot Freedom Fund is another recently registered Republican bogus PAC that is run by the husband of anti-Second Amendment progressive Nevada Congresswoman Sandra Jauregui. The Patriot Freedom Fund sends letters to Republicans in Nevada falsely accusing Lombardo of being a weak candidate for gun rights. PAC shippers are urging Nevada Republicans to vote for anyone but Lombardo.

Examining the structure of the Patriot Freedom Fund, its only listed officer is Truman Fleming, the husband of Congresswoman Jauregui.

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told Breitbart News that the Democrats’ length is not surprising “because they know they have no chance of defeating a Trump-backed candidate in November.”

Budowich said:

President Trump has endorsed Sheriff Joe because he is America First’s strongest conservative in the race to defeat Nevada’s radical anti-freedom Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak. It’s no surprise that Democrats are trying to interfere in a Republican primary because they know they have no chance of defeating a Trump-backed candidate in November. Unfortunately for Democrats and RINOs, President Trump’s endorsed candidate for governor will overcome these dirty tricks and win both the primaries and the general election in landslides.

A Stronger Nevada and Patriot Freedom Fund both registered with the Nevada Secretary of State after the first quarter fundraising deadline. Due to late registration, details on who is financially contributing to these efforts will remain under wraps until July 15, a month after Nevada’s primary election.

However, these two examples in Nevada are only part of a larger nationwide Democratic strategy of interfering in the GOP primaries ahead of November’s midterm elections, where many pundits s expect them to be beaten.

For example, the Democrat Governors Association and affiliated groups spent $4 million on advertising in Illinois to prevent Richard Irvin from securing the Republican nomination, as many expect him to be the toughest opponent. of Governor JB Pritzker (D-IL).

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael J. McDonald called out Democrats for using “sleazy, sleazy stunts to wreak havoc in our Republican primary.”

“Truman Fleming is the husband of the biggest gun control advocate in the Legislative Assembly,” McDonald said. “While MP Jauregui was aware of this attack and gave her husband her blessing, it turned out that she was no longer fit to sit in the legislature.”

Lombardo’s campaign spokeswoman Elizabeth Ray said the Democrats’ efforts “have made it clear how little faith they have in Steve Sisolak.”

“National Democrats and Sisolak’s own pollster are so skeptical of Sisolak’s reelection chances that they tried to rig the Republican primary election, so Sisolak wouldn’t have to face Sheriff Lombardo in November,” a said Ray. “Unfortunately for DC Democrats, Republicans and Independents will see through their lies and know exactly who’s behind them: Sisolak’s DC cronies who know Sisolak is almost gone if Joe Lombardo wins the Republican primary.”

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