In Nevada, National Journal’s Hotline reports that Crossroads GPS is up with a new ad highlighting Shelley Berkley’s ongoing ethics investigation. The group will spend $451,000 for a week of advertising labeling Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev) “everything that’s wrong with Washington,” highlighting the ongoing House ethics committee investigation that will be a cornerstone of Republican attacks on Berkley’s record.
- Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Sun reports that the NRSC is making Harry Reid a focal point in their campaign messaging. Harry Reid may not be up for re-election this year, but next to President Barack Obama, there’s no politician in the country with more to lose in 2012. The Nevada senator’s majority leadership is anything but a sure thing as Democrats and Republicans dig in to battle over the longest roster of truly competitive seats up for grabs since 2006, when the body made a sharp shift from red to blue. … “Senator Reid is the symbol of everything that’s been wrong with Congress,” said Brian Walsh, communications director for the NRSC, which has made Reid a focal point in their campaign literature and messaging in many of the toss-up states. “It’s Harry Reid and President Obama that have been in charge in Washington.”