(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's re-election campaign is out with a new television commercial Wednesday that calls his Republican challenger Sharron Angle "just too extreme."
The ad, which the Reid campaign says is running in the Las Vegas and Reno TV markets, appears to be another attempt by Reid to paint Angle as too conservative and out of the mainstream for a majority of Nevada voters.
In the commercial, the narrator says "You've heard Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security. Now she says it's like welfare."
The ad continues with audio of Angle, from an interview last month with KNPR, saying "my grandfather would not even take his Social Security check because he said he was not up for welfare..."
That clip is followed by a soundbite of Edward Coyle, from the Alliance for Retired Americans, saying "the money that people have invested in Social Security all their working lives is their money. To call it welfare is just plain insulting."
The new ad follows another Reid commercial launched earlier this month that also targets Angle's stance on Social Security.
"Shockingly, Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security," says the announcer in the earlier commercial. "She'd cut benefits for everyone coming into the system."
On Social Security, the former state lawmaker says "free market alternatives, which offer retirement choices to employees and employers, must be developed and offered to those still in their wage earning years, as the Social Security system is transitioned out," according to her campaign website.
As for those currently in the system, Angle adds that "the government must continue to keep its contract with seniors, who entered into the system on good faith and now are depending on that contract."
The former state lawmaker, once a long shot for the Nevada Republican Senate nomination, easily defeated 12 other candidates in the June 8 primary, thanks in part to help from the Tea Party Express (a national Tea Party organization) and the Club for Growth, an anti-tax group.
Angle's campaign has not yet responded to a CNN request for a comment on the new Reid commercial, but in response to the first commercial, Angle campaign spokesman Jerry Stacy told CNN that "Social Security has become a broken system that Harry Reid is unwilling to sincerely address during all his many terms in office."
Polls suggest that Reid faces a tough road to re-election this year as he bids for his fifth term in office.
UPDATE 6:53 p.m.: Angle campaign spokesman Jerry Stacy said in a statement late Wednesday that "Harry Reid is down in the polls and he is trying to divert attention away from the fact that he is one who is extreme - Obamacare, cap & trade, amnesty, the stimulus, the bailouts ... Nevada is suffering from the worse unemployment and the worse housing-market in the nation and Harry Reid is attempting to try and portray himself as anything but a politician who has been in charge of this plundering out-of-control federal government, but the voters are not being fooled by his nonsense."