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. rita

    It will be so easy to pin all of the Bush years on Harry Reid. We have a very gullible and short-sighted electorate. Their lives are so busy, that they believe in these pitiful campaign slogans and vote with intangible and unintelligible slogans in mind. Economic crisis can swing an electorate in the wrong direction in an instant.

    July 23, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Poser

    Nevada's employment is based heavily on the gambling industry. Gambling is a luxury and people are obviously not going to spend much on luxuries when the economy is still weak. Anyone who believes this is Harry Reid's fault is an idiot. Oh, wait, Sharon Angles fans are Tea Baggers and they'll believe whatever they're told.

    July 23, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. Dave

    Let's see. Nevada has an economy based on one industry (gaming) which is totally dependent on people spending discretionary dollars (which they don't have) and flying there (they can't afford the tickets).

    How exactly is this tea party patriot (use the patriot term verrrrrrry loosely) going to change all that as one lone senator from Nevada? Especially as a junior senator with absolutely no pull whatsoever with either republicans or democrats (both of which probably view her as a wing nut)?

    Nevada had it's salad days when it was the only gaming venue in town. Now practically every state has casinos. Nevada can't compete.

    Anyone who votes for this bonehead needs their own head examined for leaks.

    July 23, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. jeff jackson, alabama

    I've only been to Nevada once, so I'm no expert
    on their politics.
    But it amazes me how many of you out there are
    experts on Arizona and Nevada politics when you
    live so far away.
    That lends credence to the term states' rights.
    People are the same in every state. But the situations
    are all different.
    In short why don't you whinners out there tend to your
    own states?
    Last time I checked every state had a problem to fix.

    July 23, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. TonyInNYC

    I'm sure Nevadans would feel comfortable that Angle would fight on thier behalf to lower the deficit, starting with upholding the filibuster of the extension of unemployment benefits.

    July 23, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. Peter s


    July 23, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  7. JES

    Reid is so full of BS he just needs to get out so we have people that care about the voters and not what he needs to do about getting re-elected

    July 23, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Michael

    Predictibly, right-wing loons are attempting to blame the Democrats for the economic failure caused by 30 years of trickle down economic policies.
    This nut is one more repubilcan that favors big-business over working class Americans, and supports more government intervention in our private lives.
    We need to make sure that SHE is among the unemployed after the next election.
    We've had 30 years of republican tax breaks for the wealthy–which have done nothing for working class Americans.
    She should go apply for a job overseas–where most of the jobs are going now–due to republican policy.

    July 23, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Don

    The asylum has called; Ms. Angel needs to take her medication, again!

    July 23, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. p.h

    is she sarah palin mother? Neither one of them can anwer a question and we want them to lead

    July 23, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. Gil

    Repuglicans have become the new form of low life!

    July 23, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. So What

    And it is Sharron Angle that has said on multiple occasions that a a Senator she has not responsibility for jobs in Nevada. At least Reid saved City Center and 20,000 job. Angle said she would have let City Center go belly up, loss 20,000 jobs and leave a wreck in the center of the city. She even thought the saving of City Center was from a stimulus package. What an idiot.

    no wonder she was voted worst in State Legislature while she was there.

    she believes in no abortion for anything, including rape and incest.

    As a bipartisan voter she lost me as a independent

    July 23, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. atc333

    The Bush Administration, and the Party of NO!, along with its Naysayer members have brought us to this point in our history. It took 8 years of tax cuts, deregulation, and incompetence to get us to this point, so the GOP,no matter how perversely it may try, cannot legitimately claim that Obama got us here. Sooner or later, the Public will figure out the current crop of Naysayer candidates are all still singing the same old tire, off key song, hoping no one looks beyond the buzz words thrown out to get the masses in line. More tax cuts, despite us having the lowest taxes in 60 years? Cut necessary spending, and allow the country to spin downwards into a massive depression, Refuse to raise taxes to balance the budget,? Pretty soon, we will all be having to learn a second language, as the US will simply be foreclosed on. As Bush once said, "Great job Brownie"!

    July 23, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. kakaraka

    Bla bla bla Angle. You said if elected senator, you will not create jobs because you are not in the business to create jobs so why are using this ad for political gain by wrongly accusing Reid? Is Reid in the business of creating jobs? You said by your own mouth no he is not. So stop this hypocrisy immediately you right wing tea bagger. No one will vote for you because you will sponsor bill to cut education funding and get rid of the department of education, privatize our social security by giving them to wall street for gambling and call unemployed americans lazies. Thanks but no thanks Angle. Nevada deserves better than you. The same bush policies ythat got us in this mess and which you are still pushing for are stupid. 750 000 jobs has being lost per month. If Obama didn't take power, the unemployment rate would be more than 30% under Bush if he still in power until now. Thanks to Obama and Reid, the economy is getting better and growing again. It took 8 years for Bush to completely destroy the economy. So give 8 years to Obama and Reid to clean this up. Period loser.

    July 23, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Rob Johnson

    Angle says it's not her job as Senator to create jobs, then turns around and blames Harry Reid for the high unemployment rate? Sorry, but you can't have it both ways.

    This woman is clearly in over her head. All Reid has to do is keep playing her own words to Nevada voters, and they will wise up.

    July 23, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  16. jeremy..Big D..Tx

    These smart adverts won't be making policies or debate in Congress. It is intelligent mind that is progressive,civil and serving that we need there. Let both candidates express their leadership qualities and vision. We need to see real debates,plans and respect needed to movee us forward and not self styled lies coated in adverts. Show your intellect. Justify why you need our votes and not to use the other guy as a tool because we know him already. Tell us about you!

    July 23, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. John

    I don't like her, she's kind of exciteable.

    July 23, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. Hammerer

    Harry was not talking about unemployment, nor jobs, or the economy, or immigration, or national security, or the national debt or any of those mundane problems. He meant making deals behind closed doors in the wee hours of the morning to buy votes, and ramming bills through the senate no matter the cost or hardships on the average citizen.
    Of course he is one of the elite so he does not let such things concern him.

    July 23, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  19. Dan in Las Vegas

    While this a well done ad, it begs the question since Angle is on record of opposing her helping to create jobs in Nevada. Usually, when this spot runs, immediately after you get a ad with live sound bites of her stating her opposition to having any role in creating jobs. On one hand, she blames Reid for the jobs loss, but offers no help to correct this.

    July 23, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  20. bravado in boston

    what would happen if all these nut cases get elected into office?

    Tea baggers and folks who don't give interviews.....

    British Columbia is nice.....

    July 23, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. Doc

    And what is she going to do to create jobs......(Crickets chirping)
    If anyone "create jobs" for their state the opposition invariably calls it "pork".
    Here is the cold hard truth whether Angle likes it or not. The greater part of Nevada's income comes from the gambling, entertainment, tourism industry. Everything else aside from agriculture and mining pretty much supports those three. Following a recession Nevada is lucky that the whole state didn't dry up and roll away.
    Help the economy recover and the money and jobs will come back.

    July 23, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  22. hal

    I think they are both "whack" jobs! I feel the pain for Nevada.

    July 23, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    This woman is a nutcase. Here is why:

    She wants to privatize Social Security! Imagine what would have happened during the Market Crash of 2008?!

    She is opposed to Medicare though she has now changes her tune about it since she needs the Senior vote!

    America can not afford to allow the GOP to gain control of Congress, it would be like telling the teenage kid who wrecked your car, "go ahead and drive the new family car."

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO!

    July 23, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. Stan

    Taking questions, Ms. Angle?

    July 23, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  25. josy

    look if this nation wasn't so wrapped up in distractions like this total joke Angle, or that stupid Palin, or total demons like Rush or Beck, we could move forward, evolve – this small minded, no ideas, bleacher bitching dust up the Republicant's / Teabaggers (in all their forms) keep throwing up is an affront to life itself – traitors to America, and life itself.

    July 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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