Top Nevada GOP lawmaker endorses Reid, brands Angle as ‘totally ineffective’ lawmakerBy Martin Griffith, AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Top Nevada GOP lawmaker endorses Reid
RENO, Nev. — Veteran state Sen. Bill Raggio, one of Nevada’s most influential Republicans over the last four decades, says he’s reluctantly endorsing Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s re-election campaign.
Raggio issued a statement Thursday sharply criticizing GOP candidate Sharron Angle, branding her as a “totally ineffective” four-term state lawmaker.
Raggio also cited what he called Angle’s inability and unwillingness to work with others even within her own party, and her extreme positions on Social Security and other issues.
Raggio also criticized Angle for badmouthing GOP leaders in a recent secretly taped conversation.
The Angle campaign did not immediately respond to Raggio’s comments.
Raggio defeated Angle two years ago in a bitter GOP primary.
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