Nevada Treasurer Kate Marshall launched two TV ads Wednesday in her 2nd district special election bid.
One ad, “Judge Me,” slams her opponent, former Nevada GOP Chairman Mark Amodei, for sponsoring a substantial tax increase while serving in the state Legislature.
“What’s Amodei done? Amodei sponsored the biggest tax hike in Nevada history. $1 billion on car repairs, movie tickets, even a tax on creating jobs. He even admits it,” the announcer says, followed by a shot of Amodei saying, “Yeah that’s true.”
The second ad, “Common Sense,” highlights Marshall’s record and makes no mention of Amodei.
“When it comes to our money, Washington, they need more common sense,” Marshall says. “And in the treasurer’s office we were able to save millions of dollars simply by renegotiating contracts, by cutting expenses and increase services without raising taxes.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee responded with criticism of Marshall’s record.
“As a self-proclaimed ‘financial expert,’ Kate Marshall has overseen record-breaking unemployment and home foreclosures in Nevada,” NRCC spokesman Tyler Houlton said. “The fact that Kate Marshall brags about her failed economic record as the state’s top financial officer is a slap in the face to Nevada’s struggling families and small businesses.”
Amodei has run three TV ads already, as he looks to secure the seat vacated by appointed Sen. Dean Heller (R). The special will be held Sept. 13, and outside groups, including the party campaign committees, are keeping a close eye on the race as they consider whether to spend any resources.
Marshall has outraised Amodei and had twice as much cash on hand at the end of June.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.