(CNN) – As Nevada's bitter and bruising Senate race nears its end, Sen. Harry Reid is hoping that voters look past the rancor and focus squarely on jobs.
A new ad released by Reid's campaign over the weekend combines a series of damning newspaper quotes about his opponent, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, with a bipartisan line-up of Nevada business leaders to make the case that Angle's positions would make the state's already troubling unemployment problem even worse.
"Electing Sharron Angle would cost thousands of jobs," says one executive.
"She will be a knockout punch for Nevada's economy," adds another.
And MGM Resorts CEO, Jim Murren – a Republican – says of Reid that, "there is nobody who has done more for the state."
The ad ends with an on-screen quote from the Reno Gazette Journal to hammer the message home: "Replacing Senator Reid with Sharron Angle would be a disaster."
The Angle campaign in turn has run a torrent of brutal ads against Reid. Angle released four ads last week alone hammering Reid's personal wealth, charging that he is out of touch with Nevadans because he lives in a Washington D.C. Ritz-Carlton condo while his state has the highest foreclosure rate in the country.
With a week before Election Day, Reid has also enlisted the help of some big names, including Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama, who stopped by a rally for Reid in Las Vegas on Friday night. Angle claimed that Obama's visit helped her campaign raise over $200,000 in online contributions.
Reid and Angle remain deadlocked in the polls.
It says something about the Tea Party: if your own party (or at least the non-politicians, who all suck) is against you, you have some serious issues
Disaster for Nevada? Wake up!! Reid is a disaster for the whole country! The rest of us would be so lucky if the damage that hypocrite has done would be limited to his own state. How many jobs are already being lost because of HIS health care bill...and its only the beginning. Reid needs to go, for the benefit of ALL Americans. Nevadans – think globally, then act locally, please!!
Dang NV – WAKE UP and smell the CORRUPTION!!!! ANGLE should NOT get elected because she DOES NOT represent the majority of Americans – so WHY send her to the WH!!!
All of the TP runners are EXTREME and they will cause a GRIDLOCK in the WH! We would have LOST 2 years and will lose the next 2 years towards MOVING AMERICA FORWARD! Progress will come to a HALT; the RepubliCAN'Ts are already planning another waterloo!!
Come on Now – We cannot let that happen!!! No President should be given only TWO YEARS to straighten out the MESS we were in two years ago – NO PRESIDENT!!! We are on the Right Track and we should not allow the distractions get in our way of VOTING the right way................VOTE DEOCRAT IN NOVEMBER 2010!!!
This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!
Come on Tea Party, let's send Mr. Reed home.
Angle is certifiable, as most of the TEApublicans are. Dear God, is this the best candidate that the GOP can offer America??
In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO! Because saying NO to everything is not leadership!