(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.