Sisolak ties himself to Sandoval in new ad

Screen shot from Sisolak ad.
Screen shot from Sisolak ad.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is making a six figure broadcast and cable ad buy in Reno, where the Clark County commissioner is hoping to make a name for himself. In the meantime, he’s borrowing a familiar face and name to help him cozy up to northerners – popular Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. It’s not the first time that Sisolak has featured Sandoval in an ad.

Sandoval declined to endorse either fellow Republican and Attorney General Adam Laxalt or Sisolak, but that subtlety may be lost on voters if they see Sisolak and Sandoval in the same ad enough times.
In this ad, Sisolak reminds voters that Laxalt opposed Sandoval’s expansion of Medicaid to some 200,000 Nevadans. Sisolak, in case you need reminding, is on the same side as the governor.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, a grandson, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.


  1. This is weird, because he’s tying himself to a Republican governor (which will help him win right-leaning voters), but he’s specifically tying himself to that governor’s left-wing policy (expanding Medicaid). So this simultaneously gets him credit with both the right and the left.

    I’m surprised to say it, but I actually like this move by Sisolak. If this is how he actually governs, I would be really happy.


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