Laxalt Quits As Chairman Of DeSantis’ Super PAC

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 05: Nevada Republican U.S. Senate nominee Adam Laxalt speaks at a campaign event on November 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Laxalt, a former Attorney General of Nevada, wrapped up his tour through the 17 counties of the state in his campaign to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
  • The super PAC backing Gov. Ron DeSantis‘s (R-FL) presidential bid, Never Back Down, suffered a significant departure Friday, losing Chairman Adam Laxalt.
  • The former Republican senatorial candidate, who lost to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) in 2022, informed the PAC’s board of his decision on Nov. 26 in a letter.
  • In the letter, reviewed by the New York Times, Laxalt wrote, “After nearly 26 straight months of being in a full-scale campaign, I need to return my time and attention to my family and law practice.” Despite his leaving, he said he still supports DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary.