Lowden: Health care is Reid's Waterloo

Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden (R) said Wednesday that the current health care bill will be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) “Waterloo.”

“I think it will be Harry Reid’s Waterloo no matter what happens in final version of the bill,” Lowden said in a meeting with reporters at Americans for Tax Reform. “It came out of his office.”

Lowden, a former state senator and recently departed state GOP chairwoman, is one of nearly a dozen candidates seeking the right to face Reid in the general election. She and Danny Tarkanian are the early favorite for the GOP nomination.

Her comments echo Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who earlier this year suggested Obama’s defeat on the health care initiative would be his Waterloo moment. The White House wound up using that quote to rally support for the bill and raise money.