The NRSC reminded Nevadans that Harry Reid’s guilty until proven innocent theory further damaged his liberal protégée, embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. As the Washington Examiner reports: Reid’s presumption of guilt theory stops at the party line, though. The National Republican Senatorial Committee jumped on the inconsistency. “Given Reid’s belief that one is guilty until proven innocent, then according to his logic he must believe Congresswoman Shelley Berkeley is guilty of using her office to enrich herself,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. Wilcox was referring to Reid’s steadfast support for Berkeley – a candidate for U.S. Senate – in the face of charge that she used her position as a Member of Congress to prevented the closure of a hospital that had a contract with her husband. The move has provoked an investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
- Meanwhile, Politico’s Morning Score reports that Dean Heller released his first Spanish-language ad, which reminds voters that Shelley Berkley took credit for legislation she didn’t even write. “Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign released its first Spanish-language ad this week, an attack on opponent Shelley Berkley called ‘Credit’ that … questions Berkley’s integrity, arguing that she has taken credit for legislation she did not author and has repeatedly attacked Heller with a claim she knows to be false.”