Ask Joe: Who is paying for Reid TV ads ?

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Updated: 12/05/2013 3:21 pm
A viewer who did not identify themselves wrote in asking what is with the ads that have been running lately  telling us what a great job Senator Harry Reid has been doing ? The viewer wants to know if this is part of his re-election effort ?

I checked with Senator Reid's office in Washington D.C.  They told me they did not pay for the ads.
The commercials are part of a major ad purchase by the League of Conservation Voters  touting Senator Reid's record when it comes to creating green energy jobs.
The group is spending $139,000 on this series of ads and one million dollars overall on a s series of ads promoting the work of five different members of congress.
  The League of Conservation voters says one of the clean energy incentives that Reid supported, the solar investment tax credit will create an estimated 9,000 jobs in Nevada by 2016.
  A couple of reasons to run the ads now according to Fred Lokken over at TMCC is that they're cheaper than during the height of election season and there's no counter message. So the special interest groups can deliver their message and not have to worry about the next commercial bashing their candidate and limiting the impact of their message.

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freedomrings - 12/3/2013 5:38 PM
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It should become, if it hasn't already, every voters duty to vote this d-bag out of office. For someone that claims to be a sweet innocent mormon, Mr. clean face is the single most evil person in the U.S. senate. It's time to put this old mule out to pasture.

Paladin - 12/3/2013 4:14 PM
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Hey Kramer, Study your Nevada history. It's not unsubstantiated innuendo. Hundreds of millions of dollars from the teamsters central states pension fund was used by the mob in vegas to build just about every major strip property that existed in the 1960s and 1970s. In turn the mob gave "quid pro quo" to the unions on everything from building to sanitation contracts for the casinos. All well documented Vegas history. And regarding Harry Reid, FBI wiretaps from the late 1970s of the Kansas City mob had them on tape talking about "mr. cleanface" a powerful NV policital figure close to the governor that was "in their pocket". After the mob players were indicted it came out in FBI interviews that "mr. cleanface" was then Gaming Commission Chairman Harry Reid. Imagine that mobsters and politicians in cahoots in Nevada in the 1970s. What a shock!

Kramer - 12/3/2013 10:37 AM
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Angle, Ensign, Hof, and Goodman are embarrassment enuf Already.

Kramer - 12/3/2013 10:36 AM
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Aha! there's the "counter" messages popping up. Fairly unsubstantiated innuendo and union-bashing are cheaper versions of a billionaire PAC, no? I'm not supporting Reid, even tho he is NVada's "big man on campus". The ads are about clean energy, not politics. Despite the many flaws, this effort needs a champion and it ain't the Koch Bros., bro.

Paladin - 12/3/2013 9:47 AM
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Reid is the biggest embarrassment this state has ever had to endure. The voters claimed Sharron Angle was inept and a fringe rightie, but at least she wasn't totally corrupt! If you look up "Quid Pro Quo" or "Party Hack" in the dictionary, Harry's picture will be there.

Paladin - 12/3/2013 9:20 AM
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Reid has always been in somebody's pocket and as my old granmother used to say, "crooked as a dog's hind leg!" He was in the pocket of organized crime in LV in the late 70s and 80s when his mob moniker was "Mr. cleanface". Since then he has been bought and paid for by the unions, just another form of organized crime. Didn't have to go far on that one as the unions and the mob were totally in bed together in Vegas. How do you think he went from a dirt poor child from Searchlight to one of the richest members of congress? Some really, really wise investing on his part (wink wink!)

Kramer - 12/3/2013 8:46 AM
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Harry Reid never saw a mining Co. he didn't like. Benefits them, deprives the Treasury of revenues by using 19th Century logic. giddy up!

Kramer - 12/3/2013 8:44 AM
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there goes the ranting again. Fact is, PACs are allowed to pay for ads anonymously. U tee par-T clones don't get upset when Karl Rove pays for an ad (claiming his is a 'charitable' act). Get real and respect the First Amendment (corporations are 'people', too).

nubgnngs42 - 12/3/2013 1:31 AM
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Counter messages? Reid is a liar and a fraud. His personal agenda has ruined Nevada and this country. Just like he tries to keep it a secret that he's a Mormon.

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