On Site Coverage: Broadcasters Winning Nevada Senate Race
LAS VEGAS -- The jury is out on whether Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or contender Sharron Angle will win the Senate seat in November, but Las Vegas broadcasters are already winners.
The two campaigns are running back-to-back advertisements in a large number of time slots. The ads are almost all negative. Reid attacks Angle in one ad for wanting to bring all the nation's nuclear waste to Nevada for reprocessing, a move he says would endanger Nevadans. The ad ends with an image of an oil-soaked pelican to highlight what the ad calls "the risk of a spill."
Angle's ads attack Reid for the bank bailouts without mentioning that the first proposal for bank bailouts came from the Bush administration. She also charges that Reid has pulled the state down to its lowest level ever. "And he calls me an extremist," she says at the end.
A poll from CNN and Time Magazine out this morning shows Angle leading Reid among Nevadans by 42% to 41%.