By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — The Shelley Berkley for Senate campaign Thursday launched two new ads, one criticizing U.S. Sen. Dean Heller for voting to “essentially end Medicare” and a second telling viewers that her work to preserve a kidney transplant program was only aimed at helping Nevadans.
One ad focuses on the Republican’s two votes for a plan introduced by Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-District 1, that would have kept Medicare in place for people 55 or older but changed it for others by privatizing it and relying on government subsidies.
The other is a response to a recent decision by the House Ethics Committee‘s decision to investigate whether the Democratic U.S. representative for District 1 inappropriately furthered the business interests of her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, by working to preserve a kidney transplant program in 2008 at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Berkley and Heller are running for the U.S. Senate seat.