LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two new attack ads are hitting airwaves as the battle heats up for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District seat.

A commercial released Tuesday by the National Republican Congressional Committee aims to help incumbent Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy keep his seat in the swing district that has a 10-point Democratic registration advantage.

It criticizes his opponent, Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, for supporting a bill in 2011 that created the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, before taking a job with a company that got a major private contract with the exchange.

All lawmakers, including then-Assemblyman Hardy, supported the bill.

Kihuen’s campaign released an ad Tuesday criticizing Hardy for saying he supports gun access for people with mental illness.

Hardy’s campaign responded by pointing to his co-sponsorship of a mental health reform bill.

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