Progressives: Vote Against Reid If We Don't Get A Public Option

As the Senate leadership gets ready to bring a merged health reform package to the floor, a progressive group is suggesting that Nevadans should vote against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) if that bill doesn't include a public option, and if it doesn't ultimately pass.

The Progressive Campaign Change Committee is seeking to raise money via ActBlue to air this ad in Reid's home state:

In it, a nurse/narrator says she "voted for Senator Harry Reid many times, but in 2010, I'll only be voting on one issue: I'm watching to see if Harry Reid is strong and effective enough as a leader to pass a public health insurance option into law."

Reid, meanwhile, is considered vulnerable in 2010 with sagging poll numbers, though a clear Republican frontrunner has yet to emerge as a challenger.