Ovide Lamontagne's first TV ad goes up; Sharron Angle tries to explain that Harry Reid is the one with extreme policies that have damaged Nevada's economy; Meg Whitman hits her Democratic gubernatorial opponent Jerry Brown on his record as Oakland mayor; and the ad wars continue in New Mexico, with Democrat Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez both releasing new spots.
NH SEN, Lamontagne, "Ovide's Oath"
LAMONTAGNE: "I'm not the establishment candidate, nor a new conservative trying to buy your vote. But I am the only candidate with a 15-point pledge, Ovide's Oath, and it's my bond. I'll work to cut spending, lower taxes, repeal Obamacare and defend the right of states to protect their citizens. I'm Ovide Lamontagne and I approved this message. I'll commute to Washington and I'll only serve you." ANNCR: "The only true conservative for the U.S. Senate: Ovide Lamontagne"
NV SEN, Angle, "Faces"
ANGLE: "On (Senate Maj. Leader) Harry Reid's (D) watch, Nevada's unemployment rate has shot past 14 percent-highest in the country. Our foreclosure rate is highest in the nation. Home values have dropped almost 50 percent. Those aren't just numbers. They're people who've lost their jobs. Families who've lost their homes. Harry Reid has dragged Nevada down to perhaps its lowest point ever. And he wants to call me an extremist? I'm Sharron Angle and I approve this message"
NY SEN, DioGuardi
DioGuardi: "I'm Joe DioGuardi. In Congress, they use this card to vote. But they've turned it into the most expensive credit card in the world, with no limit. And you get the bill. It's a ticking time bomb that cripples the economy, stops job creation and will make us poor. I'm a certified public accountant running for the U.S. Senate to get spending under control. And to stop this madness that's costing us jobs and the American Dream. I'm Joe DioGuardi and I approve this message"
OH SEN, Portman
JANE PORTMAN: "Well, Rob and I met on a blind date." ROB PORTMAN: "On a blind date, and I totally lucked out." JANE: "We have three kids." ROB: "We want our kids to be able to have a future here in Ohio and we are falling behind. Our unemployment rate in Ohio is now over 10 percent. We've got to figure this out, and figure it out quickly. I mean, we've still got the best work force in the world. And part of the Portman plan for jobs that we've laid out is to provide some hope, to let people know there is an alternative. There's a different way to approach our tax system, our regulation system. You know, there are solutions and there is a better way. I'm Rob Portman, and I approve this message."
CA GOV, Whitman, "Facts on Oakland"
ANNCR: "We know (AG/ex-Gov.) Jerry Brown (D) was Mayor of Oakland, but what were the results? Fact: Brown promised to improve schools. But the dropout rate increased 50% and the state had to take over the schools. Fact: The city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours they never worked. Fact: Brown promised to cut crime but murders doubled making Oakland the fourth most dangerous city in America. Jerry Brown, he just can't deliver the results California needs now"
MN GOV, anti-Emmer (Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund) "Minnesota Can't Afford Tom Emmer as Governor"
ANNCR: "In a tough economy we need a Governor who's on our side. But Tom Emmer sides with corporations and CEOs -- and opposes a plan requiring them to pay their fair share of taxes. Emmer backs a plan that creates a huge deficit -- putting Minnesota's economic future at risk. And Emmer voted to cut things Minnesotans rely on. Education, health care and even job training. Emmer's drastic cuts will make it harder to get our economy back on track. Minnesota can't afford a Governor who'll put our economy at risk"
NH GOV, Lynch, "Strongest"
ANNCR: "Even in hard times, we've got the the second fastest job growth in the country." MARK MCDONNELL: "We are refitting a portion of our business to manufacture wind turbines and Governor Lynch is backing us." DEB BUXTON: "Governor Lynch's Back To Work program allowed our company to hire two new employees." ANNCR: "We've got the strongest economy in New England." PATRICK MANSFIELD: "We're starting a new green ecology business with the help of the governor." ANNCR: "And the nation's second lowest taxes because Governor Lynch cut spending and balanced the budget." KEN MERMER: "Governor Lynch has the state moving forward." ANNCR: "John Lynch, he's working for us"
NM GOV, Denish "Communities"
ANNCR: "Another false attack by Republican (Doña Ana Co. DA) Susana Martinez (R). The truth? Diane Denish is working in communities across the state helping small businesses, and especially our local schools. Diane expanded pre-k, helping 17,000 kids learn to read. While Martinez would give public school dollars to wealthy private schools." DENISH: "As governor, I'll take on anyone to keep money in the classroom, where it belongs. Because standing up for New Mexico families means giving our kids a great education"
NM GOV, Martinez, "License"
ANNCR: "Another Denish smear proven false by the Southwest border director. Susana Martinez prosecutes thousands of border cases. Prosecutor of the year. Martinez gave criminal illegals prison time. Richardson/Denish gave them driver's license. 50,000 to illegal immigrants, even violent criminals. Diane Denish won't revoke it. We need real change." MARTINEZ: "Criminals take advantage of weak laws. Like giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. As governor, that will change." ANNCR: "Susana Martinez for governor"
PA GOV, Corbett, "Predictable"
CORBETT: "When I announced my pledge that, as governor, I will oppose all new tax increases, the response from the politicians was quite predictable. (Gov.) Ed Rendell (D) said I should have my head examined. (Allegheny Co. Exec.) Dan Onorato (D) called any promise to not raise taxes a gimmick. The politicians were just as skeptical when I promised to fight corruption in Pennsylvania and, boy, were they wrong. So if any of them truly believe we can't stop Harrisburg's reckless spending and high taxes, just watch me."