October 21st, 2010
09:59 AM ET
12 years ago

Angle will be bad for women, new ad says

(CNN) – A major union group launched a new ad for embattled Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday, adding to the already bitter ad war between Reid and his Republican opponent, Sharron Angle.

In the ad, created by the Services Employee International Union (SEIU), a woman narrator says Angle is "too dangerous to have real power over real people," and questions how her positions would affect women at all stages of life.

"If she was raped and got pregnant, Angle would force her to have the baby," the narrator says as a teenage girl stares directly into the camera.

Later, the narrator says, "At every stage, it would be worse for her. Worse for all of us," over an image of a woman getting progressively older.

The ad, set to air in Reno, Nevada for the next ten days, is part of a major push by the SEIU for Reid. The group said it has also spent three quarters of a million dollars campaigning for the Senate majority leader.

Angle has also gotten some help from outside groups in her bid to unseat Reid. Last week, the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group, and the conservative CitizenLink, launched a television ad in the Reno and Las Vegas markets in support of Angle.

Several recent polls show the race between the top Democrat in the Senate and the former assemblywoman in a dead heat.

The SEIU has played an active role this election cycle, weighing in on several key races across the country, including the contentious Democratic primary race between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in Arkansas. The group has also targeted Republican Meg Whitman with a Spanish language ad campaign in the hard-fought California gubernatorial race.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • SEIU • Sharron Angle
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. rob

    Disgusting. The Dem party and their Union allies have nothing to offer but SMEAR and FEAR.

    There is not one candidate running who deserves to lose more than Harry Reid. Since he and the Dems took power in Congress in January 2007 we have seen the worst downturn in this country since the Great depression. Reid and Pelosi have shoved unpopular legislation through against the wishes of the American people but with the support of the liberal media.

    If we don't vote these people out of power and start turning this country around we will lose our leadership position in the world.

    October 21, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. lauperzone

    Good thng women like being told what is best 4 them. hahaha! awkward that women fought for equal rights so some self righteous hags could claim they speak 4 all women and expect to herd them like cattle into one voting bloc. women, gays, latinos, etc. . . do not vote lockstep with eachother. only tru bigots and hate merchants are ignorant enuf to beleive that the dem party alone represents represents all of their beliefs and priorities. but screw individual thought eh? tolerance goes out the window when dealing with uncle toms and whores right? what the left condones and promotes is hypocricy and division. i am gay. i am latino. and i AM FINALLY AWAKE AND TRULY FREE! VOTED EARLY AND STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN BABY! i was a dem so i knw all the hateful narrowminded retorts to my comment, tired and boring 🙂

    October 21, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. Gale

    More unsubstantiated campaign lies by Democrats. Between lying and making hollow promises, the American Public will begin to put 1 and 1 together to make 2. So long Democrats!

    October 21, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. Annie, Atlanta

    Good luck to the good people of Nevada. I don't know what you're thinking with this woman, but then she won't be my representative, she'll be yours.

    October 21, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Killer`s Instinct

    Here`s the question ... Ms Angle, what EXACT changes do you want to bring to Social Security?

    What about to immigration?

    October 21, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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