Nevada: NRSC Wastes No Time Before Attacking Reid

Posted January 21, 2009 at 5:19pm

It’s been expected that the National Republican Senatorial Committee would be coming after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) early and often in the lead-up to his 2010 re-election campaign, and that effort got under way Wednesday afternoon.

The NRSC was quick to condemn Reid — who is considered among the most vulnerable Democrats heading into 2010 — for comments he made to ABC News on Inauguration Day in which he said he will continue to do business with lobbyists.

“It appears that if President Obama truly wants to change the way Washington works, his biggest obstacle is going to be Senator Reid,” NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh said in a statement. “Despite the President’s call for change and his own low approval ratings in Nevada, Senator Reid has no intention of changing anything.”

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Matt Miller called the NRSC release a “desperate” GOP attack.

“While Republicans choose to spend their time spreading around misinformation, Sen. Reid is working hard to help the people of Nevada and the nation by implementing a vision that would put our country back on the right track,” Miller said.