July 23rd, 2010
11:27 AM ET
12 years ago

New Angle ad turns Reid slogan upside down

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/23/art.anglead.0723y.youtube.jpg caption =" A new ad from Sharron Angle turns Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign slogan upside down."] (CNN) - A new ad by Sen. Harry Reid's Republican challenger is using the Senate Majority Leader's own words against him.

"Harry Reid says he does more for Nevada," says Sharron Angle, Nevada's Republican Senate nominee, in a new television commercial, repeating the "no one can do more" slogan Reid's campaign used in its general election kickoff last month.

"He's done more for unemployment. We were at 4.4 percent. Now we're at 14 percent," adds Angle, who speaks to an audience in a town-hall type setting.

Nevada currently has the highest state unemployment level in the country.

"He's done more for the foreclosure rate. We have the highest foreclosure rate in the nation." Angle continues in the ad.

Angle closes the commercial by saying "Harry Reid has done more and it's time for us to say 'stop doing it', we can't stand any more,"

The Angle campaign tells CNN the commercial will run statewide in Nevada on both broadcast and cable television.

The ad is the second of Angle's three general election commercials to criticize Reid for the state's sky high unemployment rate, and appears to be an attempt to make the election battle a referendum on Reid and what he's done, or hasn't done, in his four terms in the Senate.

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. Since then Reid's campaign has been successful in using past Angle statements to paint the candidate as outside the mainstream.

Two different Reid campaign ads out this summer use an audio clip of Angle saying "as your U.S. Senator, I am not in the business of creating jobs."

Reid faces a difficult re-election this year as he bids for a fifth term in office. But the most recent Mason-Dixon poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal 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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Nevada's economy is largely based on tourism (mostly gambling and prostitution). With the global economy struggling (in large part because of Republican policies and deregulation), people don't have as much money to spend on visiting Nevada.

    That's not Harry Reid's fault. And Angle knows it.

    She's just another fear-mongering, lying Republican.

    July 23, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. GL

    Two different Reid campaign ads out this summer use an audio clip of Angle saying "as your U.S. Senator, I am not in the business of creating jobs."

    This is one of the worst statment this crazy lady could have said. Nothing Reid have done is any thing as stupid as this comment.

    Well Sharron Angle – Reid got help for the unemployed in his state so what is your plan?

    July 23, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Mike in Texas

    Can't have it both way Angle. Don't go out and say the job of a senator isn't to create jobs and then turn around and slam Reid for high unemployment. If Angle wins, Nevada becomes insignificant. Ensign is a disgrace and Angle won't be given any real power.

    If you don't like either Nevada, vote for none of the above but don't vote her in because she isn't Harry Reid.

    July 23, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Stacey

    "He's done more for unemployment. We were at 4.4 percent. Now we're at 14 percent," adds Angle, who speaks to an audience in a town-hall type setting.

    I expect the unemployment rate will go higher if this right wing wacko wins the election. Angle has no real ideas nor solutions just like the entire GOP doesn't. They just want power. Ms. Angle will do absolutely nothing to help Nevada, unless all her followers are rich and own some big business or some oil company. That's what the GOP is all about – taking care of the rich, not working class Americans.

    July 23, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. thor

    Sen. Harry Reid kinda reminds me a bit like former Majority Leader Sen. Tom Daschle that was popular among dems but went down to defeat to voters in S. Dakota. Like Tom he lost touch with what the voters want , and it doesn't help that Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country.

    July 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Cosmo

    Certainly Harry Reid is personaaly responible for Nevada's unemployment problems. It would have nothing to do with a unhealty reliance of the state's economy on the gaming and associated vice industries that are great in flush times but take a big hit in times of recession (or near depression). But I would expect this from a candidate who looks like she should be wearing an old bathrobe and fluffy slippers.

    July 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. Annie, Atlanta

    This woman is nuts. And sadly so are some of the people who vote.

    July 23, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  8. Annie, Atlanta

    She hates government yet wants to be part of government. Am I missing something?

    July 23, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  9. FactCheck

    Republicans sure do love to wash their hands of all details. Too bad we are not so gullible. Enjoy washing them because the RNC is in for a rude shock come November.

    July 23, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is one of those people trying to play both sides of the fence. She can do better in Senate for Nevada, but she hasn't said how she will get more jobs in the state. What does she advocate? Reid can't be blamed for the unemployment rate; did he fire all of those people who don't have jobs? I don't think so. The rate may have risen while he was in the Senate, but there is no way you can directly put this on him.

    July 23, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. Uro Dumas

    She's really clever, for a 6th grader. Oh Yeah, I know you're good, good at sucking

    July 23, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. Republicans is smart in the head area

    I love Sharon Angle. Between her and Rand Paul, the teabagger movement will be relegated to the dustbin of racist political history along with the Know-Nothing Party and the Dixiecrats.

    July 23, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  13. Becker

    Sharon Angle is correct. Reid can't run on his own record it is so pathetic. Unemployment from 4.4% to 14% and Reid thinks he is the great savior. He is inept and evidently has early senility if he think he has any credability.

    July 23, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  14. Margaret Anderson/Boise, Idaho

    Who is going to believe Sharron Angle? She is radical and scary. Tea Pary candidates have some pretty radical ideas that will take us back 100 years. Idaho has it's share, so we know.

    July 23, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  15. Charlie

    This woman is an Excellent candidate and I hope she wins. She is right to want to eliminate the current failed Social Security system. This does not mean those who paid in all their lives will be left high and dry, just a new better system for those entering the workforce. under SS yo must work 50 years to get 25% of your income. Private plans require 30 years and pay 80%. Additionally, the IRS and it's maze of regulations needs to be cleaned up. The entire tax code should be no more than 10 pages, not 65,000.

    Let us hope that Nevadans come to their senses and send Reid packing.

    July 23, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  16. Whatever

    She calls a press conference and then runs so that she does not have to take questions from the press. I guess she does not know why a press conference is called a press conference?! LOL How long can she get away with that... well if she is going to run from every press conference what in the heck will she do for Nevada for get about having a say in the U.S. Senate... NOTHING!!!!!!! I hope the folks in Nevada are smart enough NOT to vote her into office.

    July 23, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  17. Darth Vadik, CA

    Thats nice, but why don't you answer a single question that is not asked by a right wing pundit Ms Angle?

    Not one single question, so you Nevadans go ahead and vote for a rattlesnake, but don't be surprised when she bites you later.

    July 23, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  18. FAUX NEWS IN EVIL...media lyynching

    But comparing Harry Reid's hard work in passing Healthcare reform, financial regulation reform and Jobless benefits to millions of America, Angle own words saying "as your U.S. Senator, I am not in the business of creating jobs....."...it's clear that this woman is clueless, dont have any business being a senator....and my dog can do a FAR better job than this dufus woman Angle!!!

    July 23, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  19. Al-NY,NY

    So let me get this straight.....she can use Reid's words against him but he cannot use her's in his ads???? Make up your mind lady!!!!

    July 23, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  20. Carmen, Miami FL

    This woman is crazy. She's said it wouldn't be her job as Senator to create jobs, so what is she smoking here?

    July 23, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. Bernard

    Two different Reid campaign ads out this summer use an audio clip of Angle saying "as your U.S. Senator, I am not in the business of creating jobs."

    All sensible politicians should be saying what Angle is saying. In a free enterprise, the private sector must create the jobs. If the government does it, then that means the government is getting bigger. That, in turn,creates higher taxes, which makes it even harder for the private sector to add jobs, which makes the big government want to create more, etc.

    Government just needs to balance the budget, live within their means, and leave us the heck alone so we can take care of ourselves. That's what America is about. If you don't like it, perhaps you can move to a communistic country where the government creates ALL the jobs.

    July 23, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  22. Debbie

    Smart lady, speak to town hall people that doesn't ask questions.
    Very Smart!

    July 23, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  23. dale

    Repubs make it up as they go along. Let"s go back (again) to what the root cause of the nations unemployment-REPUBLICANS. What is their solution? REPUBLICANS.

    July 23, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. Monrob

    If the unemployment was 34% I'd still favor him over this crazy woman.

    July 23, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  25. Dem4Life

    Angle is a coward...simply put!!

    July 23, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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