We Can Defeat Harry Reid in 2010

Reid’s TV spots give us two indications of how deep the trouble is for the Senate Majority Leader back home in Nevada.

First, it is very unusual for a four-term incumbent to have to re-introduce himself to voters with a bio spot.

Second, it is even more unusual for said incumbent to be up on the air more than a year before the election.

A recent Mason-Dixon poll shows Reid trailing two possible Republican challengers as he seeks a fifth six-year term.

Real estate developer Danny Tarkanian would beat Reid 48 percent to 43 percent, while former GOP party official Sue Lowden leads Reid 49 percent to 39 percent.

Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2004 elections, when then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) was unseated by Republican John Thune.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it is starting a TV ad this week in Nevada against Reid.

The committee also has a new website called ReidistributeWealth.com.

The ad, “Trillion,” calls Reid a “Super-Spending Partisan.” It accuses him of helping pay for “vicious attack ads” against past bailouts, then supporting the $700 billion financial bailout last year.

Now he wants $1 trillion more in new spending?” the narrator asks. “Tell Harry Reid to stop wasting our hard-earned money.

Here’s the ad:

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