Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry expanding to include CPAC West
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s annual Basque Fry event is expanding to include a western version of a popular conservative conference.
Laxalt’s Morning in Nevada PAC announced Monday it will team up with the American Conservative Union to put on the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) West in September. The ACU hosts the annual four-day CPAC conference in Maryland every year.
CPAC West is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Reno, followed by the annual Basque Fry at the Corley Ranch in Gardnerville on Sept. 14. The Basque Fry features Basque food, live music and conservative speakers. The event was started in 2015, after Laxalt was elected attorney general, and is patterned after the “lamb fry” events his grandfather — former Nevada Sen. and Gov. Paul Laxalt — held in Washington D.C. in his day.
“At this pivotal time in our state’s history, this is a unique opportunity to bring together conservatives and Republicans from across Nevada and the American west to celebrate and renew our commitment to our shared principles and values,” said Laxalt in a statement.