Basque Fry draws big crowd to Gardnerville

More than a thousand people turned up at the annual Basque Fry in Gardnerville to hear a full slate of Republican speakers and enjoy some barbecue.

The fifth annual event was held at the Corley Ranch on Saturday.

The event was co-hosted by Adam Laxalt’s Morning in Nevada PAC and the American Conservative Union, whose chairman Matt Schlapp said there is an opportunity to convert Nevada to Republicans’ side in 2020.

“There are a lot of Democrats who believe Nevada is theirs,” Schlapp said. “We’re going to turn Nevada red, and we’re going to come here as many times as it takes to make that happen.”

Schlapp said Nevadans are hungry for conservative policies, something he said was shown by the turnout to the Basque Fry.