North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee (R) is running for governor in Nevada.
Lee, who was first elected mayor in 2013, announced his candidacy in a video on Monday.
In it, the two-term mayor attacked the Democratic Party, claiming that socialists control the party he “once knew,” later adding “socialism is a cancer, and if we don’t fight back, it’ll kill us.”
In April, Lee announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican.
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