Nevada gubernatorial hopeful Adam Laxalt (R) made a stop in Mesquite on the eve of early voting on Friday, Oct. 19 helping cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Mesquite Republican Women’s (MRW) campaign office.

“It’s great to get around the state and see all the enthusiasm and how motivated people are with this election,” Laxalt told a crowd of about 75 people at the MRW office on North Sandhill Boulevard. “I’ve never seen so much ground game on our side as I have this year.”

In describing his race against Democratic candidate Steve Sisolak, Laxalt said “For those who haven’t seen the public polling, we are ahead. But it’s a very tight year. It’s a very close race and we can’t take any vote for granted. I think we have a very clear choice in this election of where we’re headed. Are we going to preserve what we love about this state and our independent western spirit? Or are we going to turn into California?”

In an exclusive interview with the Mesquite Local News, Laxalt said it was important for him to visit rural communities, something his opponent has not done in Mesquite. “I pledged to make sure I was going to be Attorney General for the whole state. We’ve been to Mesquite many times. It’s important to me. I want to represent the entire state. I also want to be a voice for the rurals. I did that as Attorney General and I’ll continue that if I’m elected Governor.”

He said that he intends to continue campaigning hard in the next two weeks to “make sure we win and protect Nevada.”

After the ribbon cutting, Laxalt was off to the high school football game between rivals Virgin Valley and Moapa Valley at the Virgin Valley High School.