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Noah Glick

A new political exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is exploring the history of political campaigns across the state. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is hosting his second annual Basque fry this weekend, an event gaining popularity among conservatives with big political aspirations.

Laxalt got the idea from his grandfather, former U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, who held a similar event in Washington, D.C., back in the '80s.

"He was fortunate to have Ronald Regan come to all but one, during the years he was serving as president,” says Laxalt. “It had a Western [theme] to it, but it was just a great D.C. event to bring Nevada culture to that part of the country."