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AG Transition: Ford To Continue Key Laxalt Initiatives

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's outgoing Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt and his Democratic successor Aaron Ford said Monday that despite their partisan differences on issues like the Obama health law, most of the office's work is apolitical and the transition between their administrations will be smooth.

Ford and Laxalt spoke to reporters at Laxalt's office in Las Vegas on Monday.

Laxalt, who was elected in 2014, lost a race this November for governor to Democrat Steve Sisolak, whose party swept almost all statewide offices in Nevada, including the attorney general's office.

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Ford says he expects to continue Laxalt's key initiatives helping military members and senior citizens and eliminating a backlog of untested rape kits.

But the Democrat and state Senate Majority Leader says his administration will take a different position on a gun background check law and defending the Affordable Care Act.