February 2nd, 2010
01:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Reid opponent hits airwaves

Sue Lowden is up with her first ad of the 2010 capaign.
Sue Lowden is up with her first ad of the 2010 capaign.

(CNN) - Sue Lowden, one of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's top Republican challengers, is up with her first ad of the 2010 campaign.

The 30-second spot is all biographical and describes Lowden, a former state senator and onetime television news anchor, as a "conservative" fighting for "lower taxes, less spending."

Lowden's ad - titled "Leading With Integrity" - features no shots at Reid, who trails both Lowden and another Republican frontrunner, Danny Tarkanian, by roughly 10 points, according to recent polling.

"We made the decision based on the fact that many Nevadans haven't yet gotten to know Sue Lowden," said Lowden's campaign manager Robert Uithoven. "Nevada voters already have their mind made up on Reid."

Uithoven told CNN the campaign is spending over $125,000 to air the ad in Nevada's two major media markets, Las Vegas and Reno.

Reid began airing ads late last year as his poll numbers began to tumble.


Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sue Lowden
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Fitz in Texas

    Start packing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid....your days are numbered.

    February 2, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. File under "Sarcasm"

    No point in mentioning Harry Who, his political career is toast anyway.

    February 2, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. gt

    retire harry ,,, your part fo the problem,,,not the solution,,,,to old ,, to angry,,, no ideas ,,,, so long ding dong...

    February 2, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. mike

    A news anchor telling the public on lower taxes just what they need
    in fighting the drug war and kidnapping in that state I think she must
    think lets lockup the community gates and hope that everything else
    will go away lets wake up and smell the espresso

    February 2, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. stevegee

    Let's see, the people of Nevada have two choices:

    1) A back-room dealing, career politician pushing an unpopular liberal agenda that will result in a socialist nightmare.

    2) A patriot who will fight for freedom and liberty, and prosperity.

    Bye-bye Harry!

    February 2, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  6. Nevada dude

    Only problem is, conservtives ARENT for lower taxes and less spending. Reagan and W both INCREASED the national debt. and taxes were restructured to favor the rich. the middle class ended up paying more in LOCAL taxes.

    Reid is no genius and should grow a backbone on health care and fighing the GOP scare tactics if he wants his poll numbers to go up, but i will take him and his senior position in the Senate (where he can keep Yucca Mountain at bay) over some former gaming executive who has to start out at the bottom of the pile.

    February 2, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. RealityKing

    Harry is now responsible for about half our national debt, almost as much as all the past Senate leaders combined.., good riddance to ya Harry!!

    February 2, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Obama Victim

    save your money Senator -Elect Lowden.....don't need to spend a dime to whip this loser...Dingy Harry is history

    February 2, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. rjt

    I can't wait to see Nevada finally flush Harry Reid down the toilet where he belongs. Hopefully many other whining liberal babies will go the same route.

    February 2, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. Hugo

    Say goodnight and farewell Harry, your days in the limelight are numbered....

    February 2, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. jeremy.....Dallas...Texas

    I don't know why Americans are so stupid to believe that we can have more tax cuts with multiple wars,increasing healthcare mandates,veterans care and everyday increment in goverment running costs inline with increasing population. Lets be realistic than spread lies that a senato can cut taxes. How?

    February 2, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. OldUncleTom

    I would still rather be Harry Reid than John Ensign.

    One might lose re-election, the other might go to prison.

    February 2, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  13. Luke Brown

    Hey Nevada, ask folks in South Dakota how many Federal projects went away when they dumped Majority Leader Tom Daschle as their senator.

    Look folks, you may not like the system, but the truth is Washington is all about power and seniority. Your state has it now, and you;d be folls to cut it off now.

    February 2, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. Obama mama

    Any honest person would be better than Reid.

    Reid is the poor man's Pelosi,... but smarter... much, much smarter.

    February 2, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. Seth

    Please keep it all positive Ms. Lowden. Our strengths are laudable, and our intensity amazing... we are behind you one thousand percent.

    America appreciates good candidates who step up to the plate for real service to the constituents. Best wishes to you and all of your campaign workers!

    February 2, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. Kim Nugent

    I don't know Ms Lowden, but ANYONE but Reid is good.

    February 2, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. FRANK, LAS VEGAS

    We in Nevada know her very well, a one term state senator (voted out of office) who is extremely pro big guy, big business, anti health care, anti small guy. Which means she'll probably win the repuglican primary. She's bad for Nevada and bad for the country.

    February 2, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. key

    It bothers me that conservatives did not bother to be so conservative during the previous administration

    February 2, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. Mike

    Lower taxes that will affect the wealthy. When you lower taxes, the government has less money and programs that help those that need it suffer. As for less spending, well, where was she when Bush was president?

    February 2, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  20. Scottish Mama

    Lower taxes for whom. the rich of course.

    February 2, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. Jimmy James

    Harry is done.

    February 2, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. Old Farmboy

    It's pretty safe to say that Reids days are numbered.

    February 2, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    Is gonna be a tough mid term for the Dems. I personally think so.

    Arguably the most recognizable and influential one in harry Reid explains it all. Plus, Nevada has one of the worst foreclosures in all of the country. They don't care about the state of our country(which already shows), they just wanna make sure their assets and values go up, not down and so far, Reid is paying a dearly price for it.

    Maybe he should have focused on his state rather than focusing on their fraternal agenda(Dems)...which is Health Care.

    Let that be a lesson for all Dems in the country.

    February 2, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  24. revolution

    Both my sisters live in Nevada and tell me there is no way Dirty Harry is going to win his seat again. People there are angry with his holier than thou attitude and how he has forgotten the people who out him in office. He's toast.

    February 2, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  25. LeftyMarty

    Reid has forgotten more than both of these empty suits
    will ever know. In this time period when important laws
    i.e. legislation must be enacted to improve health care,
    jobs and the economy as a whole, Reid's leadership is key,\
    despite the GOP vilification agenda to stop all progress.

    February 2, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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