Conservative group to run anti-Reid ads in Nevada

The Associated Press
Published: Monday, May. 25, 2009 - 12:31 pm

RENO, Nev. -- A group of conservative activists says it is launching a media campaign aimed at defeating Nevada Sen. Harry Reid in 2010.

The Our Country Deserves Better PAC held a news conference Monday in Reno to detail plans to spend $100,000 on radio, television and Internet in Nevada.

The Sacramento, Calif.-based group's television ads use a quote from former President Ronald Reagan to accuse the Democratic leader of being out of step with independent Nevadans.

The campaign coincides with a large fundraiser for Reid's re-election effort scheduled Tuesday in Las Vegas. President Barack Obama is slated to attend the event at the Caesar's Palace Colosseum.

Anti-tax advocate Sharron Angle, a possible Republican challenger to Reid, appeared at the Monday new conference.