July 23rd, 2010
11:27 AM ET
13 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
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  1. snow

    Way to go future Senator from Nevada.

    July 23, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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