Conservative officials and political figures descended on a northern Nevada ranch for the 4th annual Basque Fry fundraiser hosted by Republican Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.
Saturday’s cookout at a ranch in Gardnerville, about an hour outside of Reno, offered GOP officials and rising stars on the political right a chance to mingle with voters and Nevada politicians over traditional Basque dishes like deep-fried lamb testicles.
The event raised money for the Laxalt-aligned Morning in Nevada PAC, which gives money to conservative candidates and causes, and will likely help boost enthusiasm for Laxalt’s own campaign for governor.
The grandson of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt comes from a family of Basque immigrant sheep herders who settled in Nevada.Laxalt, who was elected attorney general in 2014 is in a tight race with Clark County Commission chair Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. They’re vying to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is not endorsing Laxalt.