September 13th, 2010
07:12 PM ET
10 years ago

New Reid ad attacks Angle on domestic violence

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out Monday with a harsh new attack ad.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out Monday with a harsh new attack ad.

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out Monday with a new ad that blatantly accuses his opponent of siding with domestic violence perpetrators over their victims.

"In the state assembly, Sharron Angle voted to prevent restraining orders from other states from being enforced in Nevada," a Nevada Patrol officer says in the ad. "It would have made Nevada a safe-haven for domestic abusers. Thankfully, other legislators weren't so extreme, because Sharron Angle sided with the abuser, not the abused."

The accusation refers to a vote Angle cast as a Nevada state assemblywoman in 2001 against a bill that would honor restraining orders issued in other states. The bill eventually passed 31 to 9.

The 30-second spot began airing statewide on Monday, according to Reid's campaign.

Angle's campaign accused the powerful Democrat of taking the former state assemblywoman's vote out of context.

"It's taken out of context, she did not oppose the merits of the bill, she raised concerns to ensure that enforcement documents were authentic and present," Angle campaign spokesman Jarrod Agen told CNN. "Attacking Sharron, who's a grandmother and a former schoolteacher, on domestic violence is just desperation and more fear mongering to distract from Harry's failed economic record in Nevada."

The high-profile race between Reid and Angle has grown increasingly bitter since Angle locked up the Republican Party's nomination in June. A Mason-Dixon poll conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow released Sunday reveals the race is in a statistical dead heat.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. the real ib

    Is there anything Reid won't say or do to get re-elected? This clown needs to go and please send Pelosi with him.

    September 13, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Maybe her husband can put his big boy pants on and show her how it feels to be abused.

    She's sickening.

    September 13, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. barry

    If the polls don't consistently show little Harry with 50% of the vote by the end of the month he is toast. He played a large part in not only the job killing agenda for Nevada but the rest of the country. He needs to go.

    September 13, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  4. Nick in Las Vegas

    Scarry to think that anyone would vote for Sharon Angle.

    September 13, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. AndyBlue

    If that Angel woman wins then There must be some government agency that could be sent in to check for contaminants in the water.

    Why else would these people vote against their own interests for a loon that wants to get rid of SS, medicare, public schools (Only private religious schools should exist according to her) and calls people who cant find a job LAZY??

    This weirdo think girls raped should be forced to carry the baby and see it as a test from god. She thinks somehow they deserve it because of their sins. Even if their own father rapes them. Its Disgusting!

    What an embarrassment. What is wrong with Nevadans? Seriously???

    September 13, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    Reid is a slimeball slinging mud at everything he can! Look at his record Nevadans!! Look at your unemployment rate (among the highest of any State) Look at the smug,elitist way Reid rammed Obozocare down your throats, look at our Economy after 4 years of his Senate leadership! Vote this weasel into obscurity for the good of our Country!!

    September 13, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Frankly speaking, I don't think Angle understands law or politics, she's kinda weak in the brain.

    September 13, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  8. duckbutter

    dirty harry ,, with more dirty adds ,,,, pathedic .... no wonder were in this mess ,,, what a sad excuse for senate leader,,,,

    September 13, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  9. Ancient Texan

    Do you suppose old Harry might be just a bit desperate, and panicky? Sure loves to put words in other peoples' mouths, that they didn't say.

    September 13, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  10. NoBamaNoMo

    Dirty harry is the one that threatened his spouse with harm if he loses in November, when he said that unemployed men are more likely to be violent. But harry doesn't know how to create jobs. Neither does Nanc, neither does Barry.

    September 13, 2010 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  11. lsboogy

    Why oh why did my party end up with a witless wack job running – looks like Reid is going back to Washington – what a mess. Don't we have anything better than these 90 IQ nut cases?

    September 13, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  12. John D

    More lies and deciept by the now infamous KING OF LIES! Reid is a skunk and stinks to high heaven. he is the lowest form of life on the planet.

    September 13, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  13. Annie Hampton

    This ad shows how desperate Reid has become.

    September 13, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  14. King

    Hey it amazes me the way these repug thnk they can just say anything and get out of a situation, they really dont care much about the american interlect do they. well i dont blame them.Americans are probably the scariest people in the world, fox news knows this and have been playing with their emotion of fare ever since..When your a fareful people you can be easily manipulated to do stuff even against your own self interest. But i am still astonished for a people who claim tn be so interlectual advance their emotions cause them to be no more than a puppet on a string.

    September 13, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  15. Foxfan

    If any body still listen to this nasty old man they're not well.

    September 13, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  16. malabar

    Dems openly wish for the rape and death of Republican women all over the internet and some stand up comedy and print media. every conservative woman is called crazy, extreme, ignorant, and dangerous. but dems arent misogynysts. hahaha! stay classy dems

    September 13, 2010 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  17. John

    I don't know why anyone would vote for this lady at all.

    September 13, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  18. Ben

    Harry Reid is a desparate old man who will say anything to get reelected.

    September 13, 2010 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  19. Valerie from Raleigh

    What has happened to the once-proud Republican party? How in the world do they find and support candidates such as Ms. Angle. Each time she gives an interview she is more out-of-it than the last time. How can any intelligent person in Navada even consider voting for such a candidate?

    September 13, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  20. wbn

    Reid is such a sad character. He was a puppet for the administration instead of representing the American people of his state, and when he finally gets strong, it is in lame personal attacks.

    September 13, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  21. tracy

    Rethugs sure do like to use the word fear mongering. I guess when you champion something you should promote it or use huh?? angle is disturbing and so is Palin dingy rse.

    September 14, 2010 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  22. Jon Krieger

    Sounds like its 'hit below the belt time'for Reid and the rest of the scumbag Obamacrats!Reid knows he's gonna be out of work very soon!

    September 14, 2010 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  23. GL

    She is a real real nut and I can not image her in the Senate.

    September 14, 2010 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  24. Donkey Party

    CNN, how is this an "attack", when Reid merely points out Angles outlandish comments and votes? Reid is running a clean campaign, he can't help it if Angles own words and actions portray her as an extreme nutcase.

    September 14, 2010 05:05 am at 5:05 am |