October 7th, 2010
04:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Latest Angle ad slams Reid for Viagra vote

(CNN) - What's hotter than hot? Whatever it is, that's how Nevada's ad wars can be described.

Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle's latest television spot doesn't hold back, accusing her opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of voting "to use taxpayer dollars to pay for Viagra for convicted child molesters and sex offenders."

"What else could you ever need to know about Harry Reid?" the woman narrating the ad asks.


The vote referred to in the ad was one on an amendment proposed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in an effort to derail Democratic health care legislation from passing last March. Coburn's amendment, which was for "prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists," was one of dozens proposed by Republicans with the knowledge that if any of them were agreed to, the overriding health care reform bill would be thrown into parliamentary limbo.

Reid did indeed vote against Coburn's amendment, as did his Democratic colleagues. The health care reform bill passed and was signed into law by President Obama.

A Reid campaign spokesperson responded on Thursday.

"Sharron Angle continues her 'pathological' pattern of lying to the voters of Nevada in pursuit of her extreme and dangerous political agenda," the spokesperson said in a statement. "This ad is entirely bereft of facts, as documented by numerous independent fact-checkers and media outlets. This pathetic attempt by Angle and her handlers to distract from the growing national scandals surrounding her botched influence-peddling scheme and the extreme religious bigotry of her personal spiritual advisor is based purely on falsehoods and thoroughly-debunked claims, and is just more proof Angle will do or say anything she thinks will help get her elected."

The two candidates are locked in a statistical dead heat, according to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday. One in 10 Nevadans say they don't like either candidate.


Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. AnaHadWolves

    Message to Tea partiers/Ms. Angle's supporters: Go ahead. Run untrue, scurrilous, dishonest crap such as this ad. If you win, then what will it have cost you? Your reputation, your name and your soul.

    God help any voter who would seriously give this woman a second look or vote for her. If she's elected, this country...or, at least Nevada...will have finally been flushed down the commode.

    October 7, 2010 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Didn't Bob Dole hawk Viagra for a while? How dare she insult that great patriot!!

    October 7, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  3. Jean2

    This kind of ad makes me feel sick with disgust!!!!!!!!!
    This kind of talk is like polution to our air ways!! and no one is saying STOP!

    October 7, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. thoughtdog

    Angle is just part of the GOP machine who must resort to lies and innuendo. They have nothing to add that has not already failed miserably....Tea Party members are the worst of the GOP machine, disguised as apart from the GOP, but are simply pawns to be utilized. The only way the GOP can look good is to put the Tea Party out there so they can not look as bad...not working to anyone who has a brain. They almost ruined this country by stripping the wealth and leaving everyone else in despair. The stock market that everyone watches to mark the economy is an example of the rich swaying the public to their side...If the market is doing well so is the country...ha ha ha...67% of all stocks are owned by the top 1% of the population..the rest is just fodder for their Greed....When the market takes a hit smaller investors can't afford to hang, or panic and sell off their stocks at a loss which is then picked up at a bargain by the rich. Wake up and smell the coffee America.

    October 7, 2010 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  5. Paul

    Maybe some of those entirely committed to seeing Democrats as bad need a reminder. Coburn, weasel that he is, added some BS provision to the HC bill, just to get it derailed. Democrats played like adults and didn't play his stupid political game. This is the same Coburn that has frozen funding to Haiti. Class act, this guy. Now, don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion. Go back to slagging anyone but Angle.

    October 7, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. thatguy371

    Angle is some piece of work. What a pathetic jerk.

    October 7, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
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