Las Vegas voters getting an earful

LAS VEGAS -- The airwaves in Nevada this Halloween were saturated with scare-inducing TV ads as candidates look to shape the views of the few remaining undecided voters ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections.

During the local evening news, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) repeatedly aired a 30-second spot that accused her Republican challenger, Dr. Joe Heck, of denying the claims of Las Vegas police officers insured in the line of duty to save money for insurance providers. 


Heck has served as a health insurance consultant to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which covers parts of Nevada's 3rd district.

Meanwhile, Heck has an ad -- in heavier rotation during that same evening timeslot -- that hits Titus for voting for the stimulus bill, which has failed to lift Nevada out of its economic doldrums.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and Republican Sharron Angle also traded accusations over the early evening airwaves. Both candidates have poured millions in TV advertising in recent weeks and voters here are growing weary.

Several Nevada voters told The Ballot Box they were turned off by the deluge of direct mail and campaign TV ads. And in the case of the Senate race, were torn between voting for two candidates they didn't particularly like.