Dueling attack ads in Nevada Senate race

Republican Sharron Angle released a new TV ad Thursday hitting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Social Security. 

In the 30-second spot, Angle pledges "to stop Harry Reid from raiding the Social Security trust fund," alleging Reid wants to redirect money for seniors to "his own pet projects."

The ad is another in a series of spots that features Angle speaking directly to a small crowd of voters.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pushed back against the ad Thursday.

“Phasing out Social Security is in Sharron Angle’s DNA," DSCC press secretary Deirdre Murphy said in a statement. "Less than three months ago, Angle said Social Security was ‘hard to justify’ and should be ‘phased out.’ Far from being a friend to Nevada’s 375,000 Social Security recipients, Angle is actually their worst nightmare.”

The Angle ad comes a day after Reid released his campaign's latest attack ad, which features a GOP critic hitting Angle over her comments on the 2nd Amendment. 

The spot is narrated by Bill Ames, president of a group called the peace officers research association and a member of "Republicans for Harry Reid," according to the campaign's website.

The ad seizes on Angle's comments in a January interview with a conservative talk show host where she said people might look "towards those 2nd Amendment remedies" over dissatisfaction with Congress. 

Ames calls carrying a gun "a constitutional right" that he believes in, but says Angle's comments on the 2nd Amendment are "way over the line."

"It's crazy," Ames says in the ad. "But what she's actually talking about is armed resistance." 

Angle later clarified those remarks, saying she was speaking broadly about the 2nd Amendment and was not raising the possibility of an armed rebellion against the government.