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Nevada Senate - Angle vs. Reid
Real Clear Politics ^ | RCP Staff

Posted on 09/08/2010 9:39:03 PM PDT by JSDude1

If Harry Reid were a cat, he’d be on his 15th life. The former boxer was first elected statewide as lieutenant governor in 1974. Four years later he lost a close race to succeed conservative Democrat Alan Bible to Paul Laxalt by 600 votes. This is normally the end of a political career, but for Reid it was only the beginning. He became gaming commissioner and nearly lost his life in a literal sense when a mobster attempted to blow up his car. Reid won a congressional seat in 1982 and was elevated to the Senate in 1986 when Laxalt retired. Reid drew weak opponents in 1992 and 2004, and won by only 400 votes in 1998 (against current Senator John Ensign). By all accounts, Reid should be a dead politician walking. His approval ratings dropped alongside the Vegas housing market, and he polled below 40 percent in some polls. But Republicans had a weak field of candidates challenging Reid, and former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle was their eventual choice. Angle has proved to be a chronically gaffe-prone candidate, who is running as a proud Christian conservative in Sin City. Complicating matters for Angle, the state allows voters to select “none of these candidates,” which could split the anti-Reid vote. This could be a missed opportunity for Republicans.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2010; angle; reed; senate
So sick of the supposed "tie" in this race, Angle should be ahead, why don't we freepers help her retire this old liar with a few dollars?

http://sharronangle.com/

1 posted on 09/08/2010 9:39:06 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

http://sharronangle.com/


2 posted on 09/08/2010 9:39:26 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1
I live in Nevada. Her campaign has sucked as far as I've seen. If Harry wins, the Dem's will be right....she was the one they wanted to run against.
3 posted on 09/08/2010 9:43:28 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: JSDude1

Dang it! Wish I’d not read this discouraging news right before going to bed.


4 posted on 09/08/2010 9:43:36 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: JSDude1

Harry Reid was a boxer? Who did he fight? Girls? Children?


5 posted on 09/08/2010 9:45:48 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: ladyvet

Guess it is your job (and others) in the field to do the work to that will allow her to win, becuase the only thing I can do out here in Indiana is to give dollars..


6 posted on 09/08/2010 9:47:09 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: ladyvet

Please lend a hand to her campaign.
I was at a phone bank today helping candidates. It makes a difference.
Put her bumper sticker on your car.
Every little thing you do makes a difference.


7 posted on 09/08/2010 9:49:20 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: JSDude1
Vote for Sharron Angle against Reid-Pelosi-Obama-Socialism

If this isn't the biggest Duh vote in the Nation, tell me what is. . .

How could you vote against this Lady and for Harry Reid?

8 posted on 09/08/2010 9:53:23 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: JSDude1
I love this slanted hit piece . Reid has been throwing out a sea of major lies and gaffes and Angle is the troubled one. Please.
RCP peddles alot of the same old tired DC insider talking points as supposed facts .
9 posted on 09/08/2010 10:03:24 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: no dems

Don’t fall for the DC beltway insider spin peddled by RCP.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 10:04:42 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: JSDude1; WOSG
It's not “MY JOB” to run her campaign. If she can't deal with a state like Nevada which is ripe for the picking maybe we need to quit letting the media pick our candidate's while the GOP sits. That said, I have done my part over and over again for our guys out here...you have no idea.
11 posted on 09/08/2010 10:06:37 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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With all the money Reid has he can easily afford to definer her as anything he wants. She certainty has more then enough small government positions for Read to uses the classic leftist taking candy from a baby fear tactic.

Angle can only counter Reid’s propaganda probably at a 10 to 1 disadvantage.

Reid can afford a massive team that can go thou the compete record to find things Angle said long ago in obscure context splice them together to create contradictions and so forth. Never-mind that she might have changed her mind and forgotten, and also never-mind the fact that you can do exactly the same thing with Reid.

Reid thanks to its government position of power and corrupt selling of that power has all the money to do this.

Money matters, and I’m afraid Reid has made so much money by betraying Nevada that he can afford to help buy his own reelection.

This was always going to be a hard to near impossible fight. But such is the nature of the corruption of power and money.


12 posted on 09/08/2010 10:15:48 PM PDT by Monorprise
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Very good points. Believe me, I hope to hell she can win this. Just sayin’......


13 posted on 09/08/2010 10:28:00 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: JSDude1

I have said this before. IMO, Angle’s ads have been suck (with the exception of the funny last one). They only attack Reid without really provide reasons why people should vote for her. Reid & Co. have portrayed her as ‘extreme’, and it seems to be working. Instead of keep telling people how bad Reid is (which most already know), why doesn’t she make uplifting, positive ads that make people feel good for voting for her.


14 posted on 09/08/2010 10:36:22 PM PDT by paudio (The Democrats have been majority in Congress since 2006, not 2008!)
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Heard that before....she needs to market herself better. Still lots of time but she needs to move on it!


15 posted on 09/08/2010 11:20:37 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: JSDude1

Angle is gaffe prone?
Did she go saying something racist about 0bama’s “Negro dialect” or something equally stupid that is sure to end her political career?


16 posted on 09/08/2010 11:44:36 PM PDT by counterpunch (Imam B'araq Hussein Mohammad 0bama, President of the 57 States of Islam.)
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To: JSDude1

And where is Ensign, by the way? Shouldn’t he be stumping for Angle?


17 posted on 09/08/2010 11:56:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ladyvet
He would be 'tied' with anyone else as well.

She will start pulling ahead by Oct and win a close election in Nov.

18 posted on 09/09/2010 12:35:22 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: steel_resolve

[Harry Reid was a boxer? Who did he fight? Girls? Children?]

Reid was a legitimate amateur boxer. Trouble is, he also apparently hung around some boxers up at the Mustang Ranch brothel with mob-pimp Joe Conforte who bribed him.

Click my name, I wrote the only biography of Harry.


19 posted on 09/09/2010 1:31:51 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: ladyvet
Her campaign ads are weak, she doesn't have the fire in the belly, how the hell did she win the primary anyway? Did Reid and Co. help her win? How can Reid possibly have any chance of winning this seat? He should’ve been dead meat. SIGH!
20 posted on 09/09/2010 1:32:51 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: WOSG
The GOP can win a majority in the Senate even without the NV seat. IL, WI, WV are in play and CA and WA are coming up strong.

Wolverine is so right on this, all the SA campaign can do is hide Angle and then attempt to beat the crapola out of Reid through TV ads.

Do not expect Reid to ever be ML ever again...He is so dang old and slow anymore..I expect the ole crook to retire in the next couple of years...

BTW - you make way too many assumptions claiming that folks like Wolverine have not done their part... a bumpersticker??? oh yeah that will put Angle over the top...
21 posted on 09/09/2010 2:28:09 PM PDT by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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