Nevada Senate Race Heats Up: Harry Reid Ad Hammers Sharron Angle Over Social Security (VIDEO)

06/24/2010 03:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Elyse Siegel Fmr. Deputy Managing Editor, The Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking aim at Republican rival Sharron Angle in a new campaign ad over the Tea Party-backed contender's suggestion to eliminate Social Security.

The minute-long spot from Reid's camp blasts Angle's position as "crazy" and assails a comparison the GOP hopeful recently made between the retirement program and Welfare.

"You've heard Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security, now she says it's like Welfare," a narrator says before audio is featured of Angle herself saying, "My grandfather would not even take his Social Security check because he said he was not up for welfare, he had planned for his retirement, and he wouldn't take it."

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out the same day as Reid's latest campaign ad reveals an overwhelming majority to be uncomfortable with Angle's plan to phase out Social Security.

WATCH: Harry Reid Campaign Ad Hammers Sharron Angle Over Social Security