Las Vegas City Council candidate Ric Truesdell, who so far has raised the most campaign funding among nine candidates for the Ward 2 seat, is taking the race to television.
On Tuesday Truesdell released a copy of his television ad (below) along with a plea to donors to make contributions to keep it on the air.
The ad takes aim at presumed frontrunner Bob Beers, accusing the conservative former state legislator of cronyism before making a segue to positive phrases about Truesdell.
In the statement released with the ad, Truesdell’s campaign says it has closed 20- and 30-point polling deficits and is "now within striking distance of taking the lead."
Beers started the race with a name recognition advantage, but as of the March 7 reporting deadline Truesdell had raised nearly $100,000, compared to about $45,000 for Beers. The monetary advantage has helped Truesdell put his own name in front of voters, along with his attacks on Beers.
Truesdell, Beers and seven others are seeking to replace former Ward 2 Councilman Steve Wolfson, who resigned to accept an appointment as Clark County district attorney. Early voting is Thursday and Friday with Election Day on March 20.