Ad of the Day: SEIU says Angle will 'make...life worse' (Updated)
Update 1:52 p.m.: A new ad from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) goes after Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle claiming that she is "too dangerous to have real power over real people."
The ad is called "Phases" and shows a series of girls and women, from youngest to oldest. The ad claims that "at every stage" Angle will "make her life worse," and goes on to say that Angle does not support abortion in cases of rape, that she would end college loans, that it's "tough luck with Sharron Angle" for women looking for work and that she would phase out social security benefits.
It is true that Angle has said that "two wrongs don't make a right" when it comes to abortion in cases of rape or incest and that it is possible to make "a lemon situation into lemonade." And Angle has said she would support phasing out Social Security. The "tough luck" line has been used before to describe Angle's position on unemployment benefits -- she has said they are too high and discourage people from returning to the work force.
In other ad news:
- The National Republican Senatorial Committee has released a one-minute video of Democrats who have criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway's ad that goes after Republican Rand Paul's faith. The ad shows clip after clip of Democrats, Republicans and commentators saying Conway either went over the line or just up to it. The ad ends with NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer asking Conway whether the ad "foreshadows what kind of Senator [he] will be in Washington." The ad stops short of playing Lauer's full question and Conway's response. Here's the full Today Show interview (the question starts at the 3:37 mark):
- The Fix has the story on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) having cut a radio ad and a robo-call on behalf of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul. In the radio ad, Huckabee says an apology from Conway for the Aqua Buddha ad would be "meaningless" unless he "repented." Included in this morning's Fix report is the latest attack ad from Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon. The ad is McMahon's first stab at tying Democrat Richard Blumenthal to outgoing Sen. Chris Dodd (D).
- Nevada Republican Sharron Angle has released another ad after a previous one was removed from YouTube due to a legal challenge. The new ad goes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) claiming that he "made a million bucks doing nothing," and that he is "another multimillionaire just trying to make ends meet." The ad refers to a $1.1 million land sale Reid profited from in 2004. The Associated Press reported on the deal in 2006, and Reid insisted that his actions were above board saying, "I paid all the taxes. Everything is fully disclosed to the ethics committee and everyone else. As I said, if there is some technical change that the ethics committee wants, I'll be happy to do that."
- Another ad from the conservative group Crossroads GPS goes after Reid asking voters if they're "tired of all these negative ads," and goes on to claim Reid has "made it worse" by supporting the health care overhaul legislation, the "Wall Street bailout" and increased national debt. The ad steers clear of mentioning that the Trouble Asset Relief Program has since turned a profit.
- A number of ads this cycle have been going after Republicans by claiming that they support a "23 percent tax increase." FactCheck.org, an independent project of The University of Pennsylvania, reports that there have been over 33 ads this cycle using this attack theme. The claim refers to the Fair Tax proposal, and many of the Democrats' ads leave out subtle but key points about the proposal.
| October 21, 2010; 1:52 PM ET
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