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Sharron Angle Targets Reid's Supermodel Friend In New Ad (VIDEO)

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Sharron Angle is out with a new ad designed to contrast the economic woes in Nevada and the allegedly lavish lifestyle of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"Not everyone in Nevada is suffering from Harry Reid's failed economic policies," a woman, who appears to be channeling Michele Bachmann's "Jim, the election guy," says in the ad. "While you may be in the unemployment line, someone's more likely to be in a conga line."

The commercial then shows a picture, which Slate's Dave Weigel points out is actually an edited picture of Reid with First Lady Michelle Obama

"And while your family is just hanging on, someone's been hanging out with supermodels," the woman continues.

A picture of Reid with a supermodel flashes on the screen.

"And while you worry about making your next mortgage payment, guess who lives in this spectacular Washington Ritz-Carlton," the woman says.

If anything, it's surprising that Angle took so long to come out with this final attack, which has been tossed around in Republican circles for months. The NRSC also just got around to making a point of Reid's swanky residence in a separate attack ad Tuesday.

Angle also tried to make a point of Reid's personal wealth in their debate last week:

"Not only that, you came from Searchlight to the Senate with very little. Now you're one of the richest men in the U.S. Senate," Angle said during the face-off. "On behalf of Nevada taxpayers, I'd like to know -- we'd like to know -- how did you become so wealthy on a government payroll?"

Reid deflected the shot as a "low-blow":

"I think most everyone knows, I was a very successful lawyer, I did a very good job in investing, I've been on a fixed income since I went to Washington, I lived off what I made in the private sector, I put my five kids through 100 semesters of school, and I paid for every penny of it," Reid responded. "So your suggestion that I made money being a senator is simply false."

UPDATE:

The ad has been removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim made by Zuffa LLC, the group that owns Ultimate Fighting Championship.

At this point, it isn't clear which part of the ad has prompted the complaints.

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