Colorful race emerges in Senate District 9 - 2012-06-02
CARSON CITY - One candidate stands accused of misdeeds involving the sale of ostrich eggs. His rival, meanwhile, has been called a "party girl" by her detractors.
In this manner, the GOP primary race in Senate District 9 between Brent Jones and Mari Yakashima St. Martin has emerged as perhaps the most colorful thus far this election season.
Jones, 48, president of drinking water company Real Water and a former California lawyer, filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court this week alleging he had been slandered by St. Martin and her campaign. He alleges they lied to voters that he was jailed for fraud and that he bilked a mentally challenged man in the sale of ostrich eggs.