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July 24, 2017

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Carolyn Goodman releases negative ad in Las Vegas mayoral race

She promised to run a clean campaign, but a negative ad produced by Las Vegas mayoral candidate Carolyn Goodman hit the airwaves this week.

The commercial focuses on a meeting in which Giunchigliani cursed at a nurse, using the F-word.

"To be effective, the mayor must be a consensus builder. That's not Chris Giunchigliani, a typical politician with a hostile reputation," a voice in the ad says.

It also quotes UMC adviser Jim Rogers saying Giunchigliani’s behavior will have a chilling effect on business.

Goodman had vowed to run a positive campaign and steer clear of slams on her opponent. She said she released the negative ad in response to a Giunchigliani attack on her.

Goodman told Sun columnist Jon Ralston she produced the ad earlier in the campaign because she had been "warned" that Giunchigliani might go negative.

Giunchigliani on Wednesday released an ad in which she accuses Goodman of riding her husband’s coattails and of being unprepared to be mayor.

Early voting in the mayoral race begins Saturday.

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