Nevada’s Sharron Angle Supported by $200K Pro-Life Advertising Campaign
by Steven Ertelt
October 11, 2010
Carson City, NV (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life groups announced today they are unveiling a new $200,000 advertising campaign designed to support pro-life Senate candidate Sharron Angle in Nevada.
The Susan B. Anthony List and CitizenLink, the lobbying arm of Focus on the Family, are behind the television ad featuring personal testimonials from Nevada residents who believe Angle is the best candidate.
Angle is taking on pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate who formerly espoused pro-life views but has watered them down over the years to the point that he has advocated abortions funded at taxpayer expense.
Sharron Angle understands Nevadans real needs and views and is poised to unseat the leader of the U.S. Senate and key proponent of Obama’s pro-abortion health care plan, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, told LifeNews.com.
She continued, This campaign sheds light on how Nevadans see Sharron Angle as someone who will speak for them instead of perpetuating Obamas extreme agenda as Harry Reid has done. What a great contrast: freshness and authenticity versus good old boy opportunism.
Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of CitizenLink, added, Sharron Angle is a refreshing voice, who speaks common sense about common American values."
The 30-second television spot entitled Sharron Speaks for Me, which began over the weekend, will air until October 16.
A new poll released by Rasmussen Reports late last week showed Angle has now moved to a four-point lead over Reid. This marks the widest gap between the two candidates since late June, but the race remains a toss-up according to the polling firm.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters shows Angle hitting the 50% mark for the first time since mid-August, while Reid earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) more are undecided.
Just over a week ago, the race was virtually tied, with Reid at 48% and Angle at 47%. The two have been separated by a gap of three points or less since Reid came charging back in June with a series of blistering attack ads on Angle.
Before the health care vote, the SBA List spent $150,000 on television ads and voter calls to pressure Senator Reid to stop calling himself pro-life in Nevada then voting another way in Washington. The SBA List has committed $1 million in voter education and mobilization efforts to unseat Harry Reid.
We are proud to put our political machine – built for the purpose of supporting women like Sharron – behind her race to beat Senator Harry Reid, Dannenfelser said. Now more than ever, Nevadans and Americans are hungry for authentic pro-life leadership from women like Sharron Angle to win back critical margins in the U.S. Senate.
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