Senate Dems going negative “early and often”

Sen. Harry Reid is not the only incumbent who went negative early in his re-election race. Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake reports many Senate Democrats are doing the same.

"The approach reflects a stark reality of this election cycle: going negative is the only way to turn the election from a referendum on Democratic control of Washington to a choice between two candidates," Blake writes. "So, go negative — early, often and hard."

The Democrats are not the only ones who have found it to their advantage to go on the attack. Republican Sen. John McCain won his primary this week in Arizona by spending much of $20 million to eviscerate his opponent, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.

Blake reminds that Reid took all of three days after Angle won the Nevada Republican primary to put up an ad attacking the GOP candidate on Social Security.

Since then, the negative ads have flown back and forth in Nevada, including this one from Angle this week.

Blake’s roundup can be found here.

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