GOP Sparks mayor backs Reid after all |

GOP Sparks mayor backs Reid after all

RENO (AP) – Republican Sparks Mayor Geno Martini supports U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s re-election after all.

After making a series of noncommittal comments over the last week, Martini released a statement Friday proclaiming his support for the Nevada Democrat.

Martini and Reno Mayor Bob Cashell recently came under fire from GOP activists after they co-hosted a fundraiser for Reid and were listed among dozens of prominent Republicans who supported his re-election.

Earlier this week, Martini said he hadn’t yet made a firm decision on whether to back Reid.

But Martini now says he’s proud to endorse Reid because of his “dedication and devotion to his constituents.”

Cashell, who’s considering a race for governor, earlier said his name was mistakenly put on the list of Republicans who support Reid.