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January 16, 2018

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Reid out with new ad slamming Angle on BP disaster

Seeking to capitalize on voter anger over the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today unleashed a new ad today slamming his Republican rival Sharron Angle for her comments likening the BP victims' fund to a “slush fund.”

The ad, which begins with images of oil-soaked wildlife and oil gushing unchecked into the ocean, accuses Angle of wanting to lift environmental regulations, even in the face of such a disaster.

“The same Sharron Angle who wants to abolish the Department of Energy and the EPA calls it a slush fund when you make polluters pay,” the ad says.

Angle did make comments likening the victims compensation fund to a slush fund during a call-in talk show interview. She later apologized for the remark and blamed the Obama administration for failing to properly oversee deep water drilling.

UPDATE: Sun columnist Jon Ralston has obtained a new ad the Angle campaign released today. The ad, complete with images of homeowners stressing over bills, pins Nevada's foreclosure crisis on Reid.

"If your home was worth $300,000 before, now thanks to Harry Reid's disastrous economic policies, you've lost over $150,000," the ad says.

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