From NBC's Mark Murray
In Nevada's Senate contest, The Las Vegas Sun's Jon Ralston is reporting that the independent group Patriot Majority, fronted by a former spokesman to Harry Reid, is going to begin running TV ads aimed at GOP front-runner Sue Lowden.
The subject of those ads? Lowden's much-ridiculed comments on bartering for health-care services.
Here's what Lowden said earlier this month on a Nevada news program:
I'm telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I'll paint your house. That's the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I'm not backing down from that system.