Ad of the day: Sharron Angle ad says, 'It's our turn'
By Emi Kolawole
Republican Sharron Angle is out with a new campaign ad that places the foreclosure crisis, unemployment and the national debt, among other things, firmly at the feet of the man she's challenging for the U.S. Senate seat from Nevada: Majority Leader Harry Reid (alongside President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi).
"They promised change," intones the announcer over sounds of crowds cheering "Obama! Obama!"
After an audio effect that sounds like Darth Vader sighing, the announcer goes on to say: "They delivered unprecedented spending, overwhelming dead, heartbreaking job loss, astounding foreclosures, skyrocketing bankruptcies. They promised change. Now it's our turn." Cut to black. This is likely to be Angle's campaign ad swan song before voters go to the polls.
In other ad news:
- FactCheck.org's Lori Robertson has the goods when it comes to discerning fact from fiction on the health care overhaul. While Democrats have mostly been trying to pretend the bill doesn't exist, Republicans have been flogging their opponents at almost every opportunity. Here's what they get right and what they get wrong.
- The conservative group Minnesota Future has a new attack ad on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton, claiming that Dayton fired an office manager who said he had a heart condition that required surgery. The ad alleges that Dayton is "above the law, beneath the office."
While it's true a staffer claimed he was fired after telling Dayton he would need time off for heart surgery, Dayton disputes the account of events. Also, the ad claims the Supreme Court "rejected Dayton's appeal," which is an oversimplification of events. After the staffer filed a lawsuit, Dayton appealed to the D.C. Circuit court in an effort to get the case dismissed. The D.C. Circuit denied the request, and Dayton appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices determined the court had no jurisdiction in the case. You can read the full Supreme Court decision here.
| October 29, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
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