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Cheney daughter launching ‘Send Harry Packing’ PAC in Nevada

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Mary Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is among a group of Republicans launching a political action committee targeting Democratic majority leader Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada. The 527 group is called “Send Harry Packing,” and is launching its first ad campaign against Reid in Las Vegas starting Thursday.

“It highlights some of Harry Reid’s best statements,” Cheney, a Republican strategist in Washington, said by phone Wednesday.

The ad begins with a dubious voiceover saying, “Harry Reid, a fierce defender of our troops,” followed by a clip of the majority leader saying, “This war is lost.”

The ad continues in the same pattern several more times, including: “Harry Reid, champion of the American worker,” the voice says, followed by a clip of Reid saying, “only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”

Cheney declined to say how much the ad buy cost in Nevada, but said, “It will not be the last” to hit the airwaves there.

The group, Cheney said, is not specifically supporting any of the candidates in the heated Republican primary Tuesday. “Any of the Republican candidates currently running would do a better job than Harry Reid — both for Nevada and for the nation,” she said.

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