October 15th, 2010
09:05 PM ET
12 years ago

Nevada fundraising, Reid vs. Angle

(CNN) - Embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nevada) campaign raised just under $2 million in the 3rd fundraising quarter and has $4 million on hand according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Friday.

The campaign of Reid's challenger, Tea Party backed Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, touted earlier this week it had raised more than $14 million in this quarter.

In a statement the Angle campaign confirmed she too had $4 million on hand at the end of the quarter. They also said she raised $3 million in the first 13 days of October and $300,000 in the first 24 hours after she debated Reid Thursday night.

"We vastly out-raised Reid's special interest money with our grassroots support and have all the momentum going in into the home stretch," Jarrod Agen, Angle's Communications Director said in a statement.

Both campaigns have spent millions on TV ads in the campaign - how much each one has left could be crucial in the final weeks leading up to the election.

Another battleground for the two will be who can get their supporters to the polls since early voting begins in the state on Saturday.

Several polls released this week show the candidates are neck and neck.

Filed under: 2010 • Fundraising • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. nita

    sharon angle will not win this election I dont care how much doe the teaparty, republicans, carl rove, special interests and last the chamber of commerce spend on this idiot. harry reid is our man and we demoocrats better get out and vote for him on nov 2nd inorder to finish presdent obama agnda to move this country forward.

    October 15, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Riley

    Good Bye, Reid. You have been in DC long enough and done too much damage. There is no way Nevada voters will ever vote to send you back to DC.

    October 15, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. edward

    Would love to see Reid get the boot out of Nevada. Too bad Pelosi is in such a liberal district or she would be a goner too.

    October 15, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  4. curtther

    She and her camp would lie to jesus if he was next to her.

    October 15, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. mike

    Enough with the tea party backed candidates already.

    October 15, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  6. Yanni

    Senate seat that money can buy?? if Nevadaiance are smart enough Harry Raid is a super choice comparing to this ideologue mis- guided and mis-informed respectable women. However, it your on democracy you can sell it if you want too… but ask yourself how can one need this much millions of dollars if he/her can generate idea that is worthy of your vote. And please ask where this money is comes from? Please, don’t sell your vote...it is the most valuable thing that you own...It is about the future of America not looking backward.

    October 15, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. barry

    Reid looked like a tired old man during the debate. I almost felt sorry for him but then I realized how he is a large part of why American people are suffering now. Reid needs to retire and move onto spending time with his grandchildren. He has a good run. I did think Sharron's question about his personal finances may seem low to some but I wonder how these career politicians become multi-millionaires on their Government salaries myself. It doesn't add up they all say they are against special interest but something is going on. Senator Angle sounds nice.

    October 15, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  8. Tinkers Dam

    Most of Harry's probably came in the form of food stamps. I wonder if he'll be able to convert those?

    October 15, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |

    You want to stay with Reid, Obama,, Biden and Pelosi. The following is what they have done so far. The Congressional Budget Office released preliminary figures for fiscal year 2010 last week, and the news is quite unsettling. Federal spending tipped the scales at $3.45 trillion for the year, second only to 2009's record-shattering $3.52 trillion. Domestic spending increases were once again to blame for the high numbers with Medicare rising 8.7 percent and various other expenditures, such as education and housing, which both rose 13 percent. Unemployment benefits rose a staggering 34 percent. Total deficit spending for 2009 and 2010 is now up to $2.7 trillion. That amount is more than all the deficits accrued during the Reagan administration when Democrats were complaining that deficit spending was ruining the country, even as they were enacting the spending. Now, Democrats maintain that deficit spending is helping the economy, despite the fact that unemployment remains stubbornly close to 10 percent and the private sector is reluctant to invest in jobs or growth. Now blame this on the Bush administration.

    October 15, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  10. Julie C in CA

    Surprised by this? I think not. Corporate donations (thanks to our Supreme Court) will be backing the ones who line their pockets, the GOP. Would there be any other reason to support a lunatic like Angle? Let's hope the good people of Nevada are smart enough to not fall for all the GOP attack ads.

    October 15, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  11. normajean

    I don't think either of these two won the debate last night. She is totally nuts and he's a wimp so they both came up very short. With this being the case, I still think that Nevada will live to regret it if she wins.If she is able to implement the changes she has talked about, it will bring more heartache on a country that is suffering enough without any additions.In the meantime , may I remind all Democrats to be sure you and everyone you know gets out and votes Nov. 2. Your vote is more important now than it has ever been. We need you and your vote. Be sure family and friends get to the polls.Make a party of it.!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  12. George of the jungle

    Angle is a racist commie vote all repos out.

    October 16, 2010 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  13. valwayne

    How could anybody in their right mind for for Sen Reid? He's given Nevada the highest UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the nation, and the entire nation 9.6% UNEMPLOYMENT. Millions and millions of people are UNEMPLOYED and will remain UNEMPLOYED for years because of his massive wasteful corrupt spending. And those of us that are working will work the rest of our lives under an ever increasing tax burden to pay the debt he has run up. The Cornhusker Kickback, the Lousiana Purchase, the Floria Gatoraide! How can Sen Reid even show his face. A vote for him is a vote for Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Sen Reid needs to go!!!

    October 16, 2010 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  14. Angle is half bake!

    I here people saying Sharron Angle won the debate because she did ok. Well ok won't cut it. Angle had slogn remarks while Sen. Reid had facts. We tried slogan remarks with Palin and shel lost. Nevada is not going to lose a senate majority leader that can bring in billions to a low level nut like Sharron Angle. Look at all the major endorsment from ciities to businsess is behind Sen. Reid. So you Tea Party members can just kept sending her your money, so she can retire or keep your money in your pocket. Angle can't win the middle, she too extreme!

    October 16, 2010 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  15. J.V.Hodgson

    What galls me is the amount of money these people especially Angle spend on getting themselsves elected to the senate, I am damned sure in debt laden america there are far better uses for that kind of money than pernicious ads by both sides to attack each other personally and contribute nothing to how they plan to take care of the real issues.

    October 16, 2010 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  16. Not fooled

    Why do tea partiers have to lie about everything? First it's 14.3 million now it's 4 million. ( I bet that's a lie too). She lied about Sharia law. One of the towns did not exist!. She lies and then tries to cover it up. And then she hides behind the bible? She thinks insurance companies should not pay for children with autism? Why because they contributed to her campaign? No mammograms for women? Rape victim has to keep the baby? She doesn't care if seniors have the SS that they so depend on.? or the Medicare? What's wrong with this lady? Would she let a baby starve because it wasn't hers? Maybe it's not her job. SAD.

    October 16, 2010 05:24 am at 5:24 am |
  17. Tordog

    Pelosi's Family jet set on TAXPAYER dime!! Pelosi and family jet trip tally was 85, costing the us Airforce $2,100.744.59 over a two year period. No wonder these Democrats want to raise are Taxes.

    October 16, 2010 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  18. Willa-PA

    So, where, with all the accusations of Angle and asking how Reid became so rich as a senator, did she accumulate so much money???Does the Chamber of Commerce and Koch ring a bell? The CEO of the C of C said outsourcing is beneficial and creates jobs, for who might you ask? Not us, the middle classThis election is so corrupt with the the election law it is shameful.

    October 16, 2010 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  19. Clwyd

    Isn't it interesting how the Robert's Court only recently changed the laws about campaign contributions to allow unlimited amounts and from all sources, foreign and domestic, right before this years election year? How to buy an election and how to buy the Supreme Court. American democracy has failed!

    October 16, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |