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Reality Check: Train Wreck Ad

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While the candidates in the Attorney General's race have pretty much stuck to their own accomplishments, the parties are investing in some political mud-slinging. Case in point - the Democratic party's ad for Ross Miller called Train Wreck.  

That advertisement really highlights leaked documents that journalist Jon Ralston got ahold of and made public that detailed a company review of Adam Laxalt. It made quite a splash in the media. But there was more to that report than just negative comments.

According to the Laxalt campaign, the documents have not be proven to be an actual job evaluation; they say Laxalt had not seen it. They also say that the company has released statements supportive of Laxalt, saying that only parts of the evaluation on were used and that all favorable feedback in it was conveniently left out.

Democrats say that any notes on Laxalt, official or not, calling him a train wreck, is evidence enough that his job performance was questionable.

As of late Friday afternoon, the law firm Lewis and Roca Rothgerber released a second statement reiterating its stance that they were disappointed in the running of the train wreck ad; that positive evaluation points on Laxalt were left out and that they support Laxalt and his performance.

Could it be a way of smoothing over ruffled feathers and avoiding legal scrutiny for the leak? It could be. But it also pointed out that there was more to the story than aired in the Democrats ad.
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