The Las Vegas shooting tragedy influenced two gubernatorial hopefuls in different ways. Spurred to action, Clark County Commissioner and former state legislator Chris Giunchigliani (D) announced her intention to compete for the open Democratic gubernatorial nomination. She faces fellow Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who became an official candidate back in June.
Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R), who had scheduled an announcement for tomorrow, postponed his plans in remembrance of the victims who perished in the senseless massacre. Mr. Laxalt is a heavy favorite over state Treasurer Dan Schwartz in the Republican primary, and will likely be considered to have at least a slight advantage over the eventual Democratic nominee. GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval is ineligible to seek a third term.
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