Skip to comments.How Harry Reid Won Re-Election
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT by IbJensen
Las Vegas (AP) - Republicans said for months that if the Nevada Senate race was a referendum on Harry Reid, the unpopular Majority Leader would lose. Reid didn't let that happen. He adeptly painted opponent Sharron Angle as an extremist immediately after she won her primary -- and proceeded to make the contest as much about her awkward and unconventional statements as Reid's own troubles.
Then he deployed his secret weapon: a powerful turnout machine that brought Democratic and Hispanic voters out to the polls in droves.
Reid's relentless TV ad assault against Angle and his powerful get-out-the-vote effort were huge factors in his no-holds-barred victory over Angle on a day when Republicans seized control of the House and gained Senate seats.
Talking with reporters Wednesday, Reid pointed to Angle's proposal to privatize Social Security as a defining contrast between them. He calls it one of the great government programs in history.
Reid's first negative TV ad of the campaign, put up just days after the June primary, portrayed Angle as a heartless budget-slasher who would abandon the elderly. "Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security," a narrator intoned darkly. "What's next?"
Angle argued that she wanted to make changes only for younger workers, but the damage was done.
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Maybe thats a good thing....
We will know where he is Sooo that he can be indited for voter fraud?..
What?.. but first somebody MUST investigate him?..
Hmmmm that could be a problem.. The DOJ dont investigate black people OR democrats..
New Jersey is for me. Bailout for Nevada will never happen.
Um, by having his son Rory be in charge of the voting machines? (No joke.)
Well, when the rest of the country recovers from this recession and NV and CA don't or lag behind, the people in those states will learn that elections have consequences.
Yeah, you're right. There is a silver lining to this after all. :^)
Sorry, I meant investigating the voting machines, but same thing really.
Six years can be a life time for a guy Harry’s age. Luckily Nev. now has a Republican governor...
Yep, don’t go to Harrahs anywhere int he country. They are all over, but do not patronize them. They were perfectly willing to crash this country in order to line their own pockets. If they will cheat voters, they will cheat patrons. Stay away from Harrahs.
My question is: If it’s such a good turnout machine, how come Reid’s son didn’t win? He got killed!
nevada deserves to fail!
with 17% unemployment, and counting people who have given up
looking for jobs, 22% unemployment,
nevada is near the great depression levels of unemployment.
to vote for more of the same, is stupid.
I’m just looking on the bright side - we got rid of Pelosi and we still Harry to kick around.
Just checked their website to see which hotels are Harrah’s. Paris, Caesars, Planet Hollywood and Rio to name a few. We’ve been to Paris and will never return. Some of the rudest people ever working there.
Nevadans know who and what he is. The Nevada DEM-ontrolled Congress lost its super-majority, the House and Gov seats went GOP, and it was for the same reason as the rest of the country: a repudiation of the Reid/Pelosi?Obama agenda... and one of the architects of that agenda gets a pass by ~13% of those otherwise voting against that agenda? I really don't buy that. I'd like an investigation into this one.
In Ohio, when Howard Metzenbaum ran for election, he would employ the same scare tactics. Don’t vote for the Republicans — they are going to take away your social security. Worked every time.
Yes they did. So did Californians, apparently. I expect that those 2 states will continue to drive residents over the borders into neighboring states. Taxes will continue to rise, but won't cover the defictits. Tax payers and businesses will flee. Home values will continue to plummet long after other parts of the country begin to recover.
A state economy and tourism based on gambling is a criminal enterprise to start with, no surprise here. I'm just proud of Sharron Angle's willingness to do battle with pure evil.
Reid, who in open Congress accused our military of murder, the intentional killing of innocent civilians and constantly beat the drum of defeatism is unrepentant.
Bring back the Rule of Law, honor the US Constitution, investigate, prosecute and incarcerate now, ASAP, for the honor of our sons and daughters serving their country.
Reid convinced them with his power in the senate even though he is a corrupt sleazebag as senate leader he could bring home the bacon to Nevada
$$$ wins every time