North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee launched a six-figure statewide advertising campaign Tuesday morning after announcing his intent to run for Nevada governor as a Republican on Monday.
“Today, socialists control the Democratic Party I once knew … socialism is a cancer, and if we don’t fight back, it’ll kill us,” Lee says at one point.
Lee is the first of several rumored Republican candidates for governor to officially enter the race. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and others are likely to challenge the mayor for a chance to run against Gov. Steve Sisolak in the November 2020 general election.