Reno mayor headlines fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, a nonpartisan who rarely endorses, has embraced her longtime friend, Devon Reese, the Democratic attorney seeking Greg Brower's state Senate seat.

Schieve is at the top of a fundraiser next month for Reese, who is considered an underdog to Heidi Gansert, the GOP hopeful and former assemblywoman and gubernatorial chief of staff seeking the key swing seat. (Businessman Eugene Hoover, a Republican, and Dennis Hof, the Libertarian brothel kingpin, also are running.)

(Disclosure: My wife was Schieve's campaign manager, and they are close friends.)