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Sue Lowden Campaign Ad Challenges Sharron Angle's Tea Party Credentials (VIDEO)

05/28/2010 06:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After the Club for Growth came out with an ad blasting Sue Lowden in Nevada's Republican Senate primary earlier this week, the GOP hopeful is now fighting back with an aggressive campaign spot of her own.

"It's everything the Tea Party is against," a narrator says in the 30-second spot that alluded to the Club for Growth's decision to endorse Tea Party-backed candidate Sharron Angle. "Washington special interests attacked Sue Lowden, trying to handpick Nevada's next Senator."

The ad also calls Angle "one of Nevada's worst legislators."

The latest spot from the Lowden camp also revives the Republican contender's line of attack slamming Angle for voting in favor of lawmaker pay raises and measures to increase government spending when she was serving in the state legislature.

Lowden's jab at her opponent's Tea Party credentials comes on the heels of Angle's declaration that she "is the Tea Party" and despite the fact that anti-tax groups have lined up to support her campaign.

The Club for Growth's ad that sparked the reaction from Lowden's camp accused the GOP hopeful of supporting "huge spending increases" and backing "Harry Reid for years."

(From the AP on whether Lowden actually supported Reid: "Lowden and her husband gave $5,000 to Reid between 1984 and 1989 but she says it was "at a time when Harry Reid was in a position to harm our business" without elaborating. In a statement, she also notes her family has given more than $250,000 in cash or in-kind donations to the GOP.")

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