Laxalt will face Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in November. She is seeking a second term.
Laxalt is the grandson of the late Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt and the son of Pete Domenici, the late U.S. Senator from New Mexico.
Laxalt was raised in Virginia and moved to Nevada after serving as a Navy judge advocate general. He won election in 2014 as Attorney General and lost the post to Aaron Ford, a Democrat, in 2018.
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