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Unique – Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is talking about fundraising for his Republican bid to try to oust Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in the 2022 midterm elections.

Laxalt raised more than $1.4 million in the six weeks from its mid-August Senate campaign launch through the end of September, according to data first shared with Granthshala News on Tuesday, marking the close of its third quarter of fundraising. did. Laxalt’s campaign also reported receiving contributions from all 50 states, and demonstrated that they had more than $1.25 million in cash as of early October.

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“The people of Nevada are deeply dissatisfied with the current direction their colleagues in Washington are taking us and they are ready for change,” Laxalt said in a statement. “Our campaign began with an incredible burst of momentum that continues to grow each time the voters in this state favor Masto with Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer.”

Laxalt launches Senate bid on a major 2022 battleground in Nevada

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Laxalt, who completed a 2,500-mile, 17-country swing around Nevada in the weeks following the start of his campaign, was endorsed by a group of top Republicans including former President Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. has gone. Texas, as well as several Nevada GOP leaders.

Republicans need a net gain of just one seat in next year’s midterms to regain a Senate majority when they were swept in January’s twin Senate runoff elections. Plenty of GOP defense – they’re defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grab in 2022, including defending five open seats, two of which are on the major battlefields of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But they also see strong pickup potential in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire and Nevada.

The latest polls in the Silver State indicate a close contest in a potential Cortez Masto-Laxalt general election performance next year.

But defeating Cortez Masto in the dominant western battlefield will not be easy. The senator, who chaired the re-election wing of Senate Democrats in the previous cycle, had a healthy $6.6 million in his campaign coffers in early July. The senator has yet to announce its July-September third quarter fundraising figures.

Cortez Masto, the former attorney general of Nevada, retired longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid after defeating Republican Joe Heck by two and a half points in the 2016 race. She made history as the first Latina elected to the Senate.

Laxalt, an Iraq War veteran and grandson of the late Nevada governor and senator Paul Laxault, is considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination.

First-time GOP Candidate Sam Brown in Nevada Senate Primary for $1 Million

But as first reported by Granthshala News last week, retired Army officer and Afghanistan War veteran Sam Browne raised more than $1 million from the launch of his campaign in mid-July to late September, the first time as a candidate. An impressive race.

Business owners Sharelle Mendenhall and Bill Hockstadler, a health care executive and Air Force veteran, are also running for the Republican Senate nomination.