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NV-2 New Ad: ‘We Were Promised Recovery, We’ve Been Given Misery’

Posted on | September 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

The special election in Nevada’s 2nd District is Tuesday, and in his final TV ad, Republican Mark Amodei targets the SCOAMF’s economic bungling:

Amodei, a former state senator and Nevada GOP chairman, has sought to link Marshall to President Barack Obama.
“We were promised recovery. We’ve been given misery,” Amodei says in his ad, as pictures of Obama, Vice President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fill the screen. “Let’s get Washington’s attention.”

NV-2 — which covers basically the entire state, minus the Las Vegas area — is a reliably Republican district and this special election is to fill the seat vacated by GOP Rep. Dean Heller, who was appointed to replace John Ensign in the Senate. Early voting has been under way for two weeks, and Republicans are encouraged. But unions are dumping money into Democrat state treasurer Kate Marshall’s campaign:

Heading into the final stretch of the race, Marshall, the current state treasurer, has out-raised Amodei and also had more cash left in her war chest as of Aug. 24, the last date covered by the pre-election campaign finance reports filed on Thursday.
But outside groups have also dumped more than $800,000 into the race, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. The National Republican Congressional Committee alone has spent about $600,000 and the conservative super PAC American Crossroads has spent about $195,000.
Polls indicate the race is tight. One recent poll from Daily Kos/Public Policy Polling, Amodei, a former state senator, earned 43 percent of the vote to Marshall’s 42 percent.

One of the outside groups helping offset the Democrat’s money advantage in NV-2 is the Conservative Action Fund, which is also supporting Bob Turner in Tuesday’s NY-9 special election. This is a time when your contributions — $25, $50, $100 — can make a big difference.

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8 Responses to “NV-2 New Ad: ‘We Were Promised Recovery, We’ve Been Given Misery’”

  1. CalMark
    September 8th, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    Every time I see, “unions are dumping money” into some campaign, my blood boils.

    That’s MY tax money, being used against me.  Criminal!

  2. kansas
    September 8th, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    They put Harry Reid in office. They deserve misery.

  3. Anonymous
    September 9th, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    I hear the Dems are abandoning NV-2:

    Why throw good money after bad, after all?

    Well, after Wisconsin they must be thinking they need to better shepherd their resources.

  4. DaveO
    September 9th, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    Any one want Vega$ odd$ that Wynn is over his pity party and supporting the Democrat Party again?

  5. MrPaulRevere
    September 9th, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    Fascinating; a congressional district that doesn’t look like it was Gerrymandered by a cat on LSD

  6. NY-9: Democrats Panic as Bob Turner Surges in Anthony Weiner’s District : The Other McCain
    September 9th, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    […] storm that might flip NY-9 to Republicans, and you can help. Remember yesterday, I told you about Conservative Action Fund’s effort for Mark Amodei in Nevada’s 2nd District? Well, CAF is also supporting Bob Turner and your contribution […]

  7. Tgulbransen
    September 9th, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    I live in Vegas and I DID NOT vote for Harry Reid.  I don’t deserve that asshole. 

  8. Ten
    September 9th, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Amodei is no conservative.  He’s a career politician who once thought nothing of violating the State’s constitution by consulting with judges behind closed doors in order to rewrite and then pass a bill presented by parents in 2005 (SB109) to enforce equal parenting in Nevada.  (The state has one of the most corrupt divorce and custody industries in the nation and one of the most corrupt judiciaries.) 

    Amodei merely rubberstamped the statist-leftist dad-hating Democrats and their special interests and did so by spitting on the Nevada voter.   He’s a career politician of the worst kind.