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Koch ads return to Nevada TV with spot against Cortez Masto

Posted at 10:17 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 01:17:33-04

A group affiliated with the billionaire Koch brothers is returning to the Nevada airwaves with a commercial accusing Senate hopeful Catherine Cortez Masto of ignoring elder abuse.
Freedom Partners Action Fund announced a new $750,000 ad buy that launches Tuesday.
The commercial features a tearful Heidi Pascal, who describes how her late mother was placed in Nevada's often-criticized guardianship program. She said Cortez Masto's attorney general office declined to help when her family tried to report an abusive guardian, and her mother eventually died alone.
A Cortez Masto spokesman said the new ad signaled panic among Heck supporters.
Koch-linked groups stopped TV advertising nationwide as they prioritized field work, but are restarting commercials in Nevada only.
Some polls have shown Republican Rep. Joe Heck losing ground after un-endorsing Donald Trump.