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.