October 25th, 2010
05:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Reid ad: Angle would be a disaster

(CNN) – As Nevada's bitter and bruising Senate race nears its end, Sen. Harry Reid is hoping that voters look past the rancor and focus squarely on jobs.

A new ad released by Reid's campaign over the weekend combines a series of damning newspaper quotes about his opponent, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, with a bipartisan line-up of Nevada business leaders to make the case that Angle's positions would make the state's already troubling unemployment problem even worse.

"Electing Sharron Angle would cost thousands of jobs," says one executive.

"She will be a knockout punch for Nevada's economy," adds another.

And MGM Resorts CEO, Jim Murren – a Republican – says of Reid that, "there is nobody who has done more for the state."

The ad ends with an on-screen quote from the Reno Gazette Journal to hammer the message home: "Replacing Senator Reid with Sharron Angle would be a disaster."

The Angle campaign in turn has run a torrent of brutal ads against Reid. Angle released four ads last week alone hammering Reid's personal wealth, charging that he is out of touch with Nevadans because he lives in a Washington D.C. Ritz-Carlton condo while his state has the highest foreclosure rate in the country.

With a week before Election Day, Reid has also enlisted the help of some big names, including Vice President Joe Biden, and President Barack Obama, who stopped by a rally for Reid in Las Vegas on Friday night. Angle claimed that Obama's visit helped her campaign raise over $200,000 in online contributions.

Reid and Angle remain deadlocked in the polls.


Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Concerned Voter

    Angle already is a disaster. NV is in for some bad days if they make this mistake.

    October 25, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. stufthis

    Obama's visit helped Angle raise $200,000? I wonder how that compares to the $14 million that came to her from unknown sources. Angle will eventually have to vote in favor of foreign corporations and billionaires who knew she would be easy to bribe. Her having juice with DeMint will not help Nevadans nor create jobs.

    October 25, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. John D

    Harry Reid is the most toxic weasel there is. He is the lowest form of life and it will be a relief to finally see that skunk gone.

    October 25, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" economics has only left a dribbling wet spot on working Americans's shoes!

    If you are a woman and want the government controlling your vagina, then, by all means, vote for this bi-pedal vacuous vagina!

    Otherwise, you might also want to have a monologue with other women to get out and vote against this fascist!

    October 25, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    That's pretty funny, considering Harry Reid has already been a disaster for this country!

    October 25, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. bbrooker

    For someone attacking Reid's wealth, all I ever hear from Angle is her pride in how much money she's getting in campaign contributions! She's obsessed with money, won't do anything unless it benefits her monetarily. There is not a single candidate I'd like to see go down in flames more than this Beast. Nevada will be the butt of all jokes if they elect her.

    October 25, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. marty

    uhhh harry... unemployment is 14% in nevada while you are senator. Housing is like caveman days. I think what you say is pretty much unimportant. youve lost credibility.

    October 25, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. kenneth fusilier

    Sending sharron angle to washington dc would be a diaster for nevada and devastating for the usa. She needs to be in a mental ward or locked up in a halfway house with padding on the walls. She way too extreme! Maybe she join linda machanon and the wwe•

    October 25, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. Kevin

    Simple Slogan

    D= Destruction
    R= Recovery
    Make the Right Choice America

    October 25, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. Mike Desai

    you don't want Harry to work hard. With his little hard work you have 15% unemployment and with more work he will get unemplyment to 20%.

    October 25, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  11. Not fooled

    Sharron Angle is extreme and dangerous. Women especially should not vote for her. Her views about women who are raped , incest or mother's life, still having to keep the baby is crazy. What if you had a daughter in that situation? Social Security–58% of women 65 and over depend on SS. She wants to privatize it. Do you really want to trust your S.S. to the banks or Wall Street? Vets do you want your benefits privatized? Do you want Medicare privatized ? That's what she wants. Do you want the Dept. of Education abolished? This woman is nuts. Think of your children. Not to mention healthcare they want to repeal. Please go out and vote. No one will know what you do in that voting booth. Your choice. I know mine.

    October 25, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  12. Hugo

    That is quite humorous, Harry Reid actually calling Angle Reckless (Obmacare), Radical (diversion from our Constitution), and extreme (800,000 jobs for 8 billion dollars)? What the hell does he think Pelosi, Reid and Obama are?

    October 25, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Smart Nevada Democrat

    Angle wants to cut out the middle class for good. I hope Nevadans aren't that stupid.

    October 25, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. Andrea

    I voted early and I didn't vote for either one........Hopefully I made the right call because I sher don't want Angle in charge

    October 25, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. Death Panel Sarah

    OK....so Reid is rich.....aren't ALL politicians....and won't Angle also be rich once she gets millions from corporations for her vote??????

    October 25, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Randall

    The Bush-Cheney machine was a disaster for the US. The Tea Party zealots are just an extension of all that. God save us from these extremists!

    October 25, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  17. Bill

    Is this moron for real? Stop living in a dream world and wake up to reality. How much more of a "disaster" is 14 percent unemployment, the highest home foreclosure in the country, and one of the highest tax in the country? That is exactly what he has brought to the State of Nevada. Now he's claiming that it would be a disaster if Angle is to replace him? I'm not a fan of Angle, but at this point, a 10 year old can do a better job than him. NO ONE can be more of a "disaster" than him right now.

    October 25, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. Sam

    Interesting choice of words...reckless, radical, and extreme. Much like the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda.

    October 25, 2010 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  19. willard bullock

    Reid is mocked out of his senate cause he make trouble too much so angle will wins as soon

    October 25, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  20. Robert in NYC

    GObama! GoDems! We will keep the Senate AND the House!!! :)

    October 25, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  21. Lynne WA state

    If he wants to win he need to run some ads that show her saying she doesn't think it is her job as senator to bring JOBS into the state! What kind of politician says crazy stuff like that?

    October 25, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. ThinkAgain

    Folks, use your heads! Harry Reid could have stayed in private law practice, making tons of money and more lucrative investments, but instead, he chose to serve the people of Nevada and our country.

    He started from humble beginnings, pulled himself up by his bootstraps, realized the American dream – and decided to give back and help ensure others would have the same opportunities that he did.

    And Angle? Her ideas are looney – and frankly, quite cold and heartless (eliminating Medicare and Social Security; forcing a rape victim to carry the baby). She has a rep from her days in Nevada politics as being obstructionist and a bit daft.

    Good people of Nevada – use your heads and vote to re-elect Harry Reid! He's on your side, as he's proven time and time again.

    October 25, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. rob

    FEAR AND SMEAR, thats all Reid has. Angle's adds call attention to teh truth about Harry Reid, she talks about his Party's failed policies and his his dismal record as leader of the Senate since 2007.

    If CNN was honest, instead of Wolf Blitzer laughing about the DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE for Gov in RI telling the President to "Shove It", he would report the truth about the wholesale repudiation of PresidentObama's agenda by HIS OWN PARTY. This didn't even happen to the hated George Bush in the 2006 Congressional elections.

    October 25, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. pat

    Reckless, radical and extreme. That just about says it all. Nevada, do not vote for this woman out of spite. Think about having her in the Senate making decisions. You may not be wild about Harry, but choosing her would be a bigger mistake.

    October 25, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  25. Clwyd

    What the heck does he mean would be? She is a disaster now and she isn't even elected!

    October 25, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
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