July 20th, 2010
02:06 PM ET
12 years ago

New Angle ad says society 'fearful'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/14/art.sharronangle.file6.gi.jpg caption ="Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle is out with a new ad Tuesday."] (CNN) - A new ad by Sharron Angle highlights the nation's massive deficit and states that "government is the problem."

The television commercial, the second by Angle since she won last month's Republican Senate primary in Nevada, doesn't mention her opponent in November's midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"We have a fearful society right now. What they're afraid of is that what we're going to be passing down to our children is not liberty and freedom but debt and deficit," says Angle in the ad, speaking in front of an audience. "That's why you and I have an opportunity right now to change the direction of our country. Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem. We the people are the solution."

Angle's campaign tells CNN it's spending $330,000 to run the commercial on television statewide over the next seven days. The campaign says they may release another TV ad later this week or next week.

Angle beat 12 other candidates in the June 8 GOP primary to capture her party's Senate nomination. A former Nevada state lawmaker, Angle enjoys strong support from many in the Tea Party movement.

Her campaign's first ad of the general election, which aired on television earlier this month, criticized Reid over the state's 14 percent unemployment rate, the highest in the nation.

Reid faces a difficult re-election this year as he bids for a fifth term in office. But a Mason-Dixon poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal released Friday indicated that Reid led Angle 44 to 37 percent. The survey is the first one from Mason-Dixon in which Reid's lead has been outside the sampling error.

The new Angle ad appears to be part of a push by the campaign to portray Angle in a positive light, to fight back against a full court effort over the past month by the Reid campaign and national Democrats to portray Angle as out of the mainstream.

"We have been staffing up for over one month and we've also been building our war chest," said Angle said Monday night in an interview on the Fox Business Network.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Tall Ed

    I am afraid that the Tea Party will take over and dump America into the Boston Harbor.

    July 20, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. KM

    Are you not running to be a part of the same "government" that you distrust so much? Government is bad, government is too big, government is in our personal lives, Elect me to my government congressional seat and I'll fix the problem.

    Same old song, different dance.

    July 20, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Dano

    "Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem." Is Ms. Angle stealing lines from Ronnie Reagan now?

    To those fortunate enough to have a good income, health insurance, and no major problems in their lives, this sounds like a truth. But so many people have lost their jobs (and health insurance) and might lose everything they've accumulated, and those who have jobs but no health insurance can be devastated by an accident or illness in the family. In cases like these, if the Government doesn't step in and provide assistance, who will and what will happen to them? Ms. Angle is very wealthy and doesn't have these problems and obviously doesn't care about those affected by this economic downturn.

    July 20, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Thomas E. Fuller

    Why are so many Republican candidates for office slithering
    further and further to the right. If elected, they will create a worse
    mess than the one we're in now.

    July 20, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. charlie from the North

    Am I fearful that people like you will take over my government? Hell yeah.

    July 20, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. JD in Moraga, CA

    A new ad by Sharron Angle highlights the nation's massive deficit and states that "government is the problem."

    ...and therefore, she wants a government job to ensure that she gets her share...

    July 20, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. TonyH

    The only thing sensible Nevadans are 'fearful' of is that Sharon Angle and her like might get elected – and force their bizarre, anti-freedom society on the rest of us! Given the strange convulsions her campaign is going through to make her earlier platform disappear, Sharon shouldn't be called 'Angle' – she should be called 'Twist'!

    July 20, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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