Republicans Air Ad In Nevada Targeting Reid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are airing a television ad in Nevada criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a "super-spending partisan."

The early ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee shows the GOP considers Reid a top target as he seeks a fifth term next year.

Committee spokesman Brian Walsh declined to say how much money was being spent to air the ad on cable in Reno for a week beginning Wednesday. The ad contends that Reid supported criticism of Republicans who backed bailouts but now is pushing big expenditures himself.

Polls have indicated Reid has image problems at home, but no strong GOP opponent has emerged.

Reid's spokesman, Jon Summers, accused Republicans of resorting to insults while Reid works to solve the economic crisis.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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