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Senate Debate Follow Up
Senate Debate Follow Up

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AIR DATE: October 18, 2010

Senate candidates Harry Reid and Sharron Angle took part in the one and only senate debate Thursday night.

Nevada's senate race has become one of the most watched races in the country as Harry Reid hopes to avoid becoming a victim of the Tea Party wave.

Polls show the two candidates in a statistical dead heat.

We talk with Citylife Editor, Steve Sebelius and Las Vegas Sun Political Columnist and "Face to Face" Host, Jon Ralston about what went down at Thursday's debate.

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Jon Ralston, Host, "Face to Face," KSNV, and Political Columnist, Las Vegas Sun
Steve Sebelius, Ed, Las Vegas Citylife, and Political Analyst, KLAS Channel 8
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    COMMENTS:
    The most egregious rewriting of history occurred when Mitch Fox asked:

    "Our next question is on Iraq, and that's for you Senator Reid. Senator Reid, you were quoted as saying the following: the war is lost, and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence. Do you believe that your statement demoralized the troops, and were inaccurate as judged by the success of the troop surge?"

    Harry Reid replied:

    "Mitch, I first met General Petraeus in Iraq. The statement that I made was made following General Petraeus saying the war cannot be won militarily. He said, and I said, the war can only be won militarily, economically, and diplomatically. That's why after I made my statement, and General Petraeus made his statement, we did the surge then, not later. And it was the right thing to do."

    Fact:
    MSNBC reported 4/20/07
    (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18227928#) Reid's statement "I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday," said Reid,

    Tracy WinslowOct 15, 2010 20:21:11 PM
    I am certain I wouldn't want Sharron Angle teaching my grandchildren. No wonder the schools of Nevada are in trouble. We don't need her kind of reasoning in the senate.
    MichaelOct 15, 2010 09:58:34 AM
    My gosh, I thought people in the state where I moved here from were a bunch of provincial idiots. They should see Nevada voters. Clarence Thomas!?! Sharon Angle could not even run a bowling alley. Frankly anyone who votes for her needs to be sent to St. Helena and thoroughly evaluated.
    ElizabethOct 15, 2010 09:47:10 AM
    Whether or not you think Harry Reid has been representing Nevada for too long and we need a fresh face, it is terrifying to think that we allowed his opponent to be the women we saw on TV last night who had nothing at all to say about the issues but simply did her best to make sure the public would hear terrible lies about the Senator might be the one in charge of our future is sickening. And that people will watch what she said and believe anything, how sad. What does that say about our fellow Nevadans? I'm sure the people in Washington who watched the debate must be thinking a lot about us...who let such a nut get to this point and may in a few short months be stearing the future of our state.
    Ali ThompsonOct 15, 2010 09:35:38 AM
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