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Obama: Thanks for the Deal, Now Let Me Sign It

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Oct. 16, 2013, 4:59 p.m.

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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