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Race of the day: Harry Reid tries to keep his job
The most powerful man in the U.S. Senate is locked in a dead heat with Tea Party upstart Sharron Angle in the nation's highest-profile midterm contest
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DEMOCRAT

Harry Reid

Name Here

REPUBLICAN

Sharron Angle

Basic Info:

Majority Leader in U.S. Senate

Age: 70

Former Nevada Assembly member

Age: 61

Issues:
  • Anti-abortion except rape and incest
  • Voted for health-care bill
  • Wants to expand Head Start program
  • Supported failed climate bill in Senate
  • Opposes abortion in all circumstances
  • Wants to repeal "Obamacare"
  • Wants to abolish Dept. of Education
  • Doesn't believe in "man-caused global warming"
Polling At: 45% 46%
Campaign Chest: $4 million
$4 million
Key Quote: "Have we done enough? Of course not." "Government isn't what our founding fathers put into the Constitution."
Petty Controversy: Commented in '08 that Barack Obama was "light skinned, with no Negro dialect unless he wants to have one."
Tried to convince a Tea Party candidate to drop out of the race by suggesting she'd use her post-election D.C. "juice" to help him out
Wild card: Nevada has a 14.4% unemployment rate -- the highest in the nation
Dueling Ads: "Wild": Reid accuses Angle of having a fringe political agenda that includes doing away with Social Security
"Please Stop": Angle says that Reid's tenure as Senate Majority Leader has been a disaster for Nevada


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