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Senate race turns uglier with Hispanic ad

LAS VEGAS – A Republican campaign urging Latinos not to vote was yanked from the airwaves Tuesday amid an outcry from Democrats that it was a dirty trick against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle.

Reid sought to link the ad to Angle as the ad drew a harsh rebuke from President Barack Obama, Hispanic leaders and candidates from both parties in Nevada. Angle's opponents also pounced on the tea party favorite for her comments to Hispanic high school students that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."

"Listen to her latest, running ads on Hispanic television telling people not to vote," Reid said. "She is trying to keep people from voting."

Can people really stoop this low? WOW


Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 8:40 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Typical republicans. Sneaky bastards.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Reid has fiercely courted the Hispanic vote in the contest against Angle, who supports strict immigration policies. With the race in a dead heat, a dip in turnout among Hispanics would likely land Angle in the U.S. Senate.

    The Republican group Latinos for Reform had planned to eventually run the commercials in Nevada, Florida, California, Texas and Colorado through the Nov. 2 election.

    "Don't vote this November. This is the only way to send them a clear message," the ad's narrator announces in Spanish. "You can no longer take us for granted."

    Univision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the spot was pulled from one of its Spanish-language radio stations in Las Vegas shortly after the commercial hit the air.

    Comment by mommy_of_two388 (original poster) at 8:40 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Current discussion on topic already in progress.

    Ads are for marketing. Anyone who believes in any ad and chooses not to educate themselves on the actual issues~ is the bigger fool, IMO.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:06 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Blah, blah, blah.

    Answer by jaycietaylorgma at 8:59 PM on Oct. 19, 2010