January 28, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Republican advocacy group is targeting Democratic state Senate candidate Sheila Leslie in a mailer that takes her to task for co-sponsoring a 2011 bill to license fire performers.
Leslie is in a tight race with Republican Sen. Greg Brower to represent District 15 in Reno.
The flyer paid for by Americans for Prosperity shows a bejeweled, svelte-looking Leslie twirling fire. A headline reads, "With the Nevada Economy Burning, Does Sheila Leslie have your best interests in mind?"
The fire performer legislation was also supported by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who signed the bill in a late-night ceremony surrounded by fire performers.
Nevada's secretary of state has forwarded previous complaints against Americans for Prosperity to the attorney general's office for prosecution of alleged violations of state campaign finance laws.