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. Cosmo

    Why limit it, she is too risky for all homo sapiens.

    October 21, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    Reid will WIN!!! My Case and My Point!!!

    DEMOCRATS in NV – keep getting the vote out and we will win this!!!

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

    October 21, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Sharron Angle too dangerous for our nation

    October 21, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. concerned

    Harry Reid 2010!

    October 21, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Debbie from Arizona

    Any candidate who is anti-abortion to the point of forcing a rape or incest victim to have the child is not someone I would trust to be working in my best interests. The fact that this is a woman promoting this is totally beyond me.

    October 21, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. Dean

    If this one woman has the power to change laws such as the abortion law all by herself, maybe she could also change the way the do nothings in Washington DC act. Down with Harry Reid.

    October 21, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  7. barry

    Harry Reid is such a pathetic loser. Senator Angle will do a much better job than Reid has.

    October 21, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. jerseylou

    HUH.....Angle is not just bad for Women,she's bad for anything that's Breathing in Nevada !

    October 21, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  9. GeminiTwo

    The SEIU is dangerous Harry Reid is dangerous, BO is dangerous......

    October 21, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  10. jeff, alabama

    It's no accident an elderly lady was
    used in this ad. The AARP sends
    plenty of money to the democratic
    party. I see a not so subtle tie in
    concerning this ad. And then the
    democrats accuse the Republicans
    of using scare tactics. What a bunch
    of hypocrits the democrats are.

    October 21, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Marie MD

    angle is dangerous to any living creature on Earth. I don't know how old she is but she must have a huge pension or money stashed away somewhere so she doesn't have to worry in her continued old age because she wants to cut social security (which, BTW, it NOT en entitlement! We have worked all our lives for this); medicare; department of education (because she only want the stupid votes); if the Latinos, or are they Asian, in Nevada hae been paying attention she says you all look the same, every time she opens her mouth it's like watching the Omen and the anti christ comes out.

    October 21, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. SethC

    Boy what a bunch of crock!, they are so desperate to keep seats for the democrat's that they lie, steal, distort the truth.

    October 21, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  13. Steve (the real one)

    As usual, the SEUI is lying! Don't you people know that there are 100 Senators? Even if Angle believes that, 1 Senator will not , does not have the power to force anything on anyone! Talk about fear mongering, the left has a PhD in fear mongering! Research ALL candidates, research how your government works! Proper researching= less SHEEP on both sides!

    October 21, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  14. joe

    Typical union reaction. They are fear of their lives in this election. They have corrupted politics with their donations and are bankrupting the country with their pensions. They are scared to death in this election in that the new Congress will roll back and block most of their absurd policies. Unions had a placein time, they have now become out of date, dangerous and need to be put in their place. The only hope they have of that is electing as many Democrats as they can.

    October 21, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. Enough Is Enough

    One of the best ways to decide who is the best candidate for office is to see who the SEIU thugs are suppoerting and vote for the other person.

    October 21, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. Sam Sixpack

    What a lucky break for the Services Employee International Union. cnn mistook their attack ad for news. Who is the SEIU anyway? A public employee’s union whose members’ big fat pension gravy trains are on the line?

    October 21, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Angle is stone-cold, out there, NUTS! What's scarier than that little piece of news is the fact that this race is so close. What does it say to you when the folks in Nevada are willing to vote for someone who is one counselling session away from being declared certifiably insane?
    We're praying for you Nevada.

    October 21, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. Kevin

    This is an excellent ad against Sharon angle, she is really out there. For the people of Nevada this should be easy, then again when you have the GOP, fox news and right wing radio telling lies 24/7 that and playing on people's fear and prejudices things can get clouded.

    October 21, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. John

    Sharron Angle is UNQUALIFIED to be in the U.S.Senate,she Idea are to far out there. And she a nut case.

    October 21, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  20. usualone

    I hope the women of Nevada realize that Angle has actually said things that would be detrimental to women...and this ad only reflects the truth. Also, people who are not white should also really listen to what this woman says and be prepared to vote.

    October 21, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  21. PalmReader

    Quite sure Angle would be bad for ALL of America . . . Come on progressives, give Harry a break here. If Angle wins, it's on your watch. Do we really want to send a message at this particular time, during this particular race, or can we wait until a more appropriate time? I'm hoping for the latter . . . too many looney's running in this cycle. Too much at stake.

    October 21, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  22. Leslie

    Come on people, get real! Let woman have power over their own bodies!

    October 21, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. inofritzn

    Why does CNN single out this ad? There are thousands of ads running. I hate your bias CNN!! You and the media are being voted on this election also. You don't get it. You can't get it. You Frankenstein creature.

    October 21, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  24. The Unsub

    angle is crazy!

    October 21, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Bob in PA

    The SEIU needs to be torn apart and dismantled. They want to control our government and our lives.

    October 21, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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