[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/12/art.reidcu0612.gi.jpg caption=" It didn't take Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid long to zero in on his Republican challenger's stance on Social Security."]
(CNN) - It didn't take Harry Reid long to zero in on his Republican challenger's stance on Social Security.
One day after the Senate Majority Leader came out with two campaign commercials touting his ability to create jobs in his home state, the Nevada Democrat has released another ad that paints Sharron Angle as out of the mainstream.
"Shockingly, Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security, says the announcer in the commercial. "She'd cut benefits for everyone coming into the system."
Angle, once a long shot for the Nevada Republican Senate nomination, easily defeated 12 other candidates in last Tuesday's 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.
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."
Angle also calls for the elimination of the federal Department of Education.
The 30-second ad also reminds Nevada voters that Angle once discussed a drug rehabilitation program for prisoners that was devised by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
"That's Sharron Angle. First a Scientology plan to give massages to prisoners," adds the commercial's narrator.
Angle's campaign has not yet responded to a CNN request for a comment on the Reid commercial.
Polls suggest that Reid faces a tough road to re-election this year as he bids for fifth term in office.
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