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

Reid opponent hits airwaves

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/02/art.lowden.ad.youtube.jpg caption="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. Dave

    Ried WILL be out of a job. Pelosi will lose her position as Speaker when the House swings to the REAL fiscal conservative Republicans. Obama will be a lame duck by November.

    Wake up people: VOTE THEM ALL

    February 2, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Fooled Again

    Sue Lowden would probaly win this time, but what she did to those Ron Paul supporters at the State Convention (She closed the convention down because McCain lost the nomination to Ron Paul),This is going to cost her, simply because she hasn't even apologized or admitted any wrong doing.

    February 2, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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