03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid Ad Star: My Sister Will Switch Parties If He Delivers Public Option

I just got off the phone with Lee Slaughter, the ailing Nevada woman who is starring in a powerful new ad demanding that Harry Reid prove "strong enough" to pass the public option, and she says she's received an outpouring of supportive calls from other Nevada residents who want Reid to man up and make it a reality.

She got in touch to relay an anecdote that, she says, shows what's really at stake for Dems: Her sister, an evangelical Republican, has pledged to switch to the Democratic Party if Reid delivers on the public option...

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