Former New Mexico Senator Pete Dominici told the Albuquerque Journal he fathered a son outside his marriage 30 years ago that he kept secret for decades.
Statements given to the Journal by Domenici and the son’s mother, Michelle Laxalt of Alexandria, Va., identified the son as Adam Paul Laxalt, a Nevada lawyer. Michelle Laxalt formerly was a prominent government relations consultant and television political commentator in Washington, D.C. She is a daughter of former U.S. senator and Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt.
“More than 30 years ago, I fathered a child outside of my marriage,” Domenici said in his statement.
“The mother of that child made me pledge that we would never reveal that parenthood, and I have tried to honor that pledge and so has she,” Domenici said.
Dominici says he’s speaking out now because he believed another source would make the information public.