October 19th, 2010
02:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Angle ad hits Reid for Ritz Carlton apartment

(CNN)– Is Harry Reid too "Ritzy" to understand the plight of the average Nevada voter? That's the charge made in Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's latest ad.

The ad, paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, targets Reid for living in a luxury apartment at the Ritz Carlton in Washington while Nevadans are losing their homes to foreclosure and the state has the nation's highest unemployment rate.

This is not the first time Angle has brought up Reid's Ritz residence; she mentioned it in last Thursday's debate, contrasting it with her middle-class lifestyle in Reno. Reid called Angle's attacks on his wealth a "low blow."

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Sharron Angle
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. jboh

    I guess that teabaggers only think that right wingnuts work and earn wealth. Or is it that only conservatives should be allowed to make money. What a hypocrit.

    October 19, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. sharon

    O.K. Angle..........you and Reid both bring your cot to the senate floor and stay over.......hows that?
    Matter of fact...........to save money for us please get subways brought to the senate floor...........
    work all night, by cnadle light to save on electricity............only leave to us the senate restrooms.......
    Hey..................alot of work could get done.................instead of the party of NO the GOP could then maybe be called the "Getting on work Party"....................
    oh well.........just a thought.
    So if elected you are bringing your cot?

    October 19, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. ex-sarge

    It would be nice if all of the woes of the people of Nevada were the fault of Harry Reid, but it is not that simple. Not even for Sharron Angle. Where was Ms. Angle when the regulations which kept Wall Street and Megabank's greed in check were shredded and used for toilet paper? Now she's upset???? Oh please. If this lady gets into office, her priority will be to put back into play the rules and the players that got us into this mess in the first place.

    October 19, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. mike d

    When did being intelligent cease to be a qualification for the most important jobs in the country? This isn't specifically in reference to this story, but it is something that strikes you when you see Angle, O'Donnell, Palin campaigning for these jobs. Presidents and senators used to be acknowledged as the greatest minds and the greatest leaders in the country. People like Theodore Roosevelt had classical educations, and were proven intellectuals. What we have now is a system where being likeable is prized far higher than being capable. The leaders of this country shouldn't be the ones who resemble ordinary people – they should be far more intelligent and capable than ordinary people. That is why they are leaders. It is hard to watch O'Donnell claiming that separation of church and state is not in the constitution and not wonder if this is damaging us.

    October 19, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Sharon

    Mr. Reid has a one bedroom apartment, worth less than a million. He bought it in 2001.

    Mitch McConnell, on the other hand, has a luxury townhouse worth upwards of $5 million, according to his disclosure forms.

    Real estate is very expensive in Washington.

    October 19, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. diridi

    Is sharon Angle a penniless?????GOP thug....

    October 19, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. Reggie from LA

    Interesting. I don't see her trompin' around on Wall Street, where ritzy abounds. I'm sorry. Let's make it easy. I don't see her trompin' around the streets of Las Vegas. My point here is this. She promotes capitalism. If Reid was using my money or hers for his lifestyle, it would be one thing. It's his money, Capitalist. You don't seem to be bothering any other rich folks. Are you rich, Ms Angle? If those Asian lookin' Mexicans start living at the Ritz, without a doubt she will pitch a fit. Sarah Palin lives pretty high on the hog and beyond. Haven't heard a word about that either. Hypocrite.

    October 19, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. Lori in St Pete

    What do you expect sharon? The Dems don't have an organization like "the family" to provide luxury digs at flop house prices. Where will YOU live on the off chance YOU "take Harry down"?

    October 19, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  9. PalmReader

    I imagine we will be hearing a lot more of Angle's little *pet peeves* once she becomes Senator. This woman is beyond stupid, and yet, here we are - still talking about her as if she is a viable candidate. We might as well start getting used to Senator Angle, and what her particular brand of leadership will bring to the Senate floor. Ought to be hilarious.

    October 19, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. usualone

    It appears all the members of Congress are not losing their houses and so what if Harry Reid lives at the Ritz Carlton. At least he doesn't say that children of Latin heritage look like they are Asians. She judges people on superficial things like their looks and where they live. It takes monies to run political campaigns, unfortunately, so all of those in power and those running for office have more monies than the average person in their communities. Is she jealous of Harry Reid?

    October 19, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. D. Bunker

    More hypocrisy from the lying Angle. She should be more worried about that "christian" C-Street frathouse where the adulterous NV Senator Ensign (R) resides.

    October 19, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. Jacob

    wait a minute! she doesn't look Asian to me!?!?

    October 19, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. The Clear-Thinking Independent


    Any other time being rich is something the GOP crows about ... but not when the rich person is a Democrat that is AGAINST tax cut for millionaires.

    As far as I know, Mr. Reid made the money so he can spend it how ever he likes.

    Now id Ms. Aingle is alledging that he has misused taxpayer money or sold political influence to the higgest bidder so that he can afford to live there, then the media should pay attention. Otherwise, call Aingle out for the irrelevant smokescreen this appears to be!

    October 19, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    OK, and where is he supposed to live while in DC, a tent? The man is a millionaire. He can afford to live there. By the way, Ms. Angle, have you looked at the cost of residences in the DC area? You can expect to spend at least a couple of grand a month for a cold-water 3rd story walk-up. If you want silly things like doors, windows, heat and a working toilet, expect to pay more. By living in a hotel, he has elected not to buy a "home" that would only give you more ammo to use against him. Here is another thing to ponder. You live clear across the country from where you will be expected to work. In addition to your residence in DC, you will also want to maintain a couple of offices back in Nevada (like Las Vegas, Reno, Elko, etc.). Have you thought about funding, equipping and staffing them? You do not automatically get all of his staff when you take over (oh, Lord, I pray that doesn't happen), so you will also have to hire a DC staff. If you bring folks from back home, that means you will have to pay them enough to afford to take the job, as it will require they live in DC full time. Also, you will need to rack up the frequent flyer miles if you expect to spend any time at home. Don't expect Sarah the Quitter to pay for your travel expenses.

    October 19, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Gale

    But he is a poor Democrat. Only Republicans are rich. Isn't that right all you Donkeys out there? I mean poor ole Pelosi can't even afford to take a commercial flight back and forth to California, isn't that right? Poor Mrs. Obama can't afford a vacation, so she bills the tax payers for all her "help" and Ritz Carlton Resorts when on vacation. Poor old Harry, poor guys just wanta have fun! The Ritz is for all those poor ole Democrats! So when all of you out of work people get jobs, isn't it nice to know where your money will go?

    October 19, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    To be honest I would rather her stick to the issues. Running against Harry Reid she's got plenty of things to bring up concerning his ineffectiveness in Washington DC, his lack of ethics and his disregard for the American taxpayer. Unfortunately these candidates across the country are being advised to go personal. I guess some voters don't have a good understanding about other issues.

    October 19, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. S. in California

    Just remember "Sharon" EVERYTHING is fair game as we will be calling YOU out on your ritzy outrageous words.

    October 19, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  18. ed

    Time for Harry Reid to get voted out. He has the personality of a wet paper sack and obviously thinks all is wonderful with nevada's 14% unemployment.

    October 19, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  19. Irma in North Carolina

    Maybe he is just smarter than you and knows how to use is head is head and make money. Now tell me Sharon if Reid is this rich you still want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich.. You are the biggest hypocrite that walks the face of this earth.

    October 19, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  20. JJ Jones

    Desperation time. Republicans attacking Reid's wealth. That is funny.

    October 19, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  21. T'SAH from Virginia

    Is Harry Reid too "Ritzy" to understand the plight of the average Nevada voter? That's the charge made in Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle's latest ad."

    I am SOOOOO sick of people calling others ELITIST when in fact, they ones calling the kettle WHITE (i have a White Kettle) DO NOT live near the ghetto themselves!!!!

    What is MIDDLE CLASS to Angle??????????? Making $250,000 a year???? Most of us would barely see that in 5 years so what's up with that???? What DEFINES an Elitist??? What is Reid and any other person who fought to get to where they are supposed to do? Live in the GHETTO just to run for office???

    Dang – Please hurry up and come November 2 so we can put Angle out of her misery!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!

    October 19, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Its FUNNy..... don't y'all think, that Angel a member of the GOP-TeaParty .....a capitalist...... is condemning Harry Reid, a millionaire (he was already a millionaire when he first ran for office, btw) for living large!! Angel is a true .......hypocrite! The Republicans accuse the Democrats of "class warfare" when we want to end the Bush Tax Cuts to the wealthiest 1%, however, here is Angel condemning Reid for enjoying the fruits of his labor...... an apartment at the Ritz Carlson!

    Sharron, you are either for the rich or you are not! Can't have it both ways....... doll!

    Yet another reason not to vote for wacky Sharron Angel, Nevada!

    October 19, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(real one)

    @ T'SAH ........ great post! Angel is ......certifiable!

    October 19, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. Guy

    And they say Obama and the democrats are communists...

    October 19, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. Jess C

    Does she want to say the same about McCain or anyone else w/money? Isn't it the wealthy that she supports? She has no platform, no solutions so all she and the rest of her Teabagger clan can do is call on the blame game. No substance.

    October 19, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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