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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt is no longer getting top billing as a speaker at a major National Rifle Association political event.

Laxalt’s campaign spokesman, Andy Matthews, and NRA official Catherine Mortensen did not immediately respond Thursday to questions about whether Laxalt will attend the May 4 NRA Annual Leadership Forum in Dallas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that, until Wednesday, Laxalt had been featured on the event website with other listed speakers including Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, political commentator Tomi Lahren and top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox.

The change came after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Matthews told the Review-Journal it was too early to know Laxalt’s schedule.

Nevada Democratic Party spokeswoman Helen Kalla says Laxalt appeared “more committed to the gun lobby than to keeping children safe.”

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com