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Sebelius: Flood Of Attack Ads About To Drown The Airwaves



Steve Sebelius

Get ready for the onslaught of attack ads.

Though they’ve begun in small measure, millions are likely to be spent on political TV ads over the next four months.

One began this week attacking former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running for US Senate against Joe Heck.

Steve Sebelius, columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, talks about that and more. What, for instance, is behind accusations that the state’s treasurer and current attorney general. Adam Laxalt, talked to Supreme Court justices about school choice? Laxalt has categorically denied that accusation.

Meanwhile, Laxalt has proclaimed a victory over President Obama’s executive order that protected undocumented immigrants. That means undocumented parents who brought young children with them years ago might still be deported. Sebelius said the human cost will be great in Nevada.

And will Hillary Clinton take Nevada over Donald Trump? What about newcomer Jacky Rosen, running for congress against Danny Tarkanian? 

Sebelius says he's surprised that Rosen has an early lead in the polls, because Tarkanian has such huge name recognition in Nevada.

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Steve Sebelius, columnist, Las Vegas Review-Journal; host, Politics NOW, KLAS, Channel 8

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