June 8th, 2010
09:11 AM ET
12 years ago

Nevada Republicans in 'slugfest' for right to take on Reid

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - The battle to challenge the top Democrat in the Senate will reach a climax on Tuesday as voters decide the winner of what one campaign described as a "slugfest."

Nevada's Republican Senate primary pits the Tea Party Express-backed Sharron Angle against party establishment favorite Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian, who has seen growing support in recent days.

Angle is a former Nevada assemblywoman, Lowden is a businesswoman and former Nevada GOP party chairwoman. Tarkanian, also a business executive, was a basketball star for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

The winner will challenge the presumptive Democratic nominee, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a top political target of conservatives and national Republicans.

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Filed under: 2010 • GOP • Harry Reid • Nevada • Tea Party movement
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. phoenix86

    Anyone but Reid. Joran would be a more honest representative for Nevada.

    June 8, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  2. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Remember people of Nevada...the Republicans will accept chickens when you pay your bribes to them....

    June 8, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  3. Dave in Silver Springs

    Sharron Angle must win the Republican primary in Nevada. It is time to eliminate Social Security and ban alcohol. All hail the rise of the Republican Taliban.
    I only wish I could vote for her but Nevada is a closed primary.

    June 8, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  4. Angus McDugan

    Good to see. I believe the Republican party needs a good cleansing. Many, including McCain, are not conservatives. Of course they appear to be compared to the likes of Obama and Pelosi, but they are not conservatives.

    Identify them and vote them out of office!

    June 8, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. greg the southern progressive

    Reid for the win!

    June 8, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  6. Marry

    It is a sad picture to be seen leading up to the November election. If voters are a little bit smart, they listen very carefully to the tone of the candidates and vote for civility, and for people that want to bring the country forward with class and integrity. One should not go for candidates that are going after their very own agenda through fear, nastiness and making up their own “facts”. If they already tell you “stories” before they are even elected, you will not be able to complain that you are being taken for a ride later! I know, thinking is a little demanding, and putting in one’s own intelligence is not for everybody possible, but really, you do have a responsibility and it is worth a try!

    June 8, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. who cares about the GOPer

    Reid, you have done a great job, I'm voting for you and continue my support of you

    June 8, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  8. Moby

    Anyone would be better than Reid. I noticed Reid has been in alot of the NRA publications the last few months trying to drum up support outside of the rabid left. Also notice you have not seen many of his normal incendary comments he throws around on a daily basis. Reid is why we all hate politicians – they act out of character to get elected.

    June 8, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |