If there was any question about whether this midterm election is a referendum on Pres. Obama and his policies, Nevada GOP Senate contender Sharron Angle removed any doubt with a blistering new ad on Friday.
Of course, there have been a myriad of ads tying Democrats to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). But none have gone as far as Angle is in her latest spot. Angle even goes so far as attempting to steal the "change" mantle from Obama.
The ad begins with an image of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Obama, featuring footage of crowds chanting "Obama!"
"Harry Reid and Barack Obama, together they promised change," the ad says. "What change did that bring to Las Vegas? We now suffer heartbreaking job losses while our state now leads the nation in home foreclosures and bankruptcies. They promised change. Now it's our turn."
In many ways, Reid couldn't avoid the race becoming nationalized because of his position as Senate Majority Leader. Indeed, he has also sought to benefit from Obama -- the president held a rally in Las Vegas Reid last week.
The hard-hitting ad comes as a Mason-Dixon poll out Friday shows Angle leading Reid 49 percent to 45 percent.
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