By Holly Bailey
Tue Oct 19, 3:02 pm ET
It was a political ad waiting to happen. Just a few days after Sharron Angle questioned Harry Reid's wealth during last week's Nevada Senate debate, Republicans are out with a new ad attacking the Senate majority leader for living at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington.
The ad, paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, hits Reid where he is truly vulnerable: the idea that he's out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Nevadans. Nevada now has the highest unemployment rate in the country, 14.4 percent, and the state leads the nation in the number of home foreclosures.
Those stats get prominent play in the ad, which includes footage of Reid saying he has nothing to do with the "unemployment figures." "To him it's a figure," a narrator says. "Maybe it's because Harry lives at the Ritz-Carlton while thousands are losing their homes."
Yes that is $749.00 per night.