Ex-Assemb. Sharron Angle (R) released a new TV ad on 8/31, produced by BrabenderCox. The ad has been taken down from Youtube. Full script, “Faces:”
ANGLE: “On (Senate Maj. Leader) Harry Reid’s (D) watch, Nevada’s unemployment rate has shot past 14 percent-highest in the country. Our foreclosure rate is highest in the nation. Home values have dropped almost 50 percent. Those aren’t just numbers. They’re people who’ve lost their jobs. Families who’ve lost their homes. Harry Reid has dragged Nevada down to perhaps its lowest point ever. And he wants to call me an extremist? I’m Sharron Angle and I approve this message” (release, 8/31).
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Get Obama’s Back
“The GOP is banking on selling its candidates’ job-creation plans to young voters who are trying to break into the tough employment market.” Dems “hope to capitalize on lingering Obama momentum” to get down-ticket Dems elected.
Organizing for America spokesperson Jose Moreno-Jimenez: “Our approach to young voters is, ‘You need to get Obama’s back. … The way you get his back is by keeping Harry Reid in office’” (Goldberg, Las Vegas Sun, 8/31).
It’s All In The Chutzpah
“In the campaign warfare” of this race, “being a tracker means wading into enemy territory armed with a conspicuous camera and the chutzpah not to care.”
“It’s a less-than-dignified sideshow at Angle’s events. The tracker positions herself, the blocker gets in the way. The tracker reaches the camera past the blocker’s shoulder, the blocker shifts his shoulder.”
GOP have also been using a tracker on Reid recently. “And so Reid too has an anti-tracker strategy. For one thing, many of Reid’s events aren’t ‘public,’ meaning a tracker can’t get in. And this week, the GOP released video footage of a member of Reid’s security detail demanding the tracker turn off his camera as he filmed Reid getting into his vehicle to leave an event in Reno.”
“So who’s got the better tracker-blocker strategy? To date, the Reid campaign has used tracker footage in at least two attack ads against Angle; footage shot by Angle’s tracker has yet to be used in an ad” (Damon, Las Vegas Sun, 9/1).
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