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Carl Cameron

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Nevada GOP Primary Heats Up

April 22, 2010 - 10:16 AM | by: Carl Cameron

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian (son of famed former UNLV basketball coach) has begun a tough radio attack on abortion against rival Sue Lowden, the former Nevada state party chairwoman. Lowden, who is now pro-life, leads GOP polls and fundraising.

Tarkanian begins TV ads at the end of the month and plans to be on the air through the GOP primary June 8th.

Tarkanian’s radio ad starting today hits Lowden for changing her position from pro-choice to pro-life for political reasons.

There are a dozen republicans vying for the chance to take on democratic incumbent Harry Reid in the fall. The Senate Majority leader in Washington is one of the top GOP targets. Reid’s polls are abysmal.

A third candidate, former State Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, was endorsed by the national Tea Party Express group recently, substantially raising her profile in the GOP race which promises to be one of the nastiest Republican primaries of 2010.

Below is the text of Tarkanian’s 30 second radio ad, “Political Convenience”:

Narrator: Sue Lowden told conservatives she was pro-life, but since then the truth has come out.  Sue Lowden supported Roe v Wade.   Sue Lowden voted for an initiative supporting abortion on demand. And she felt so strongly, she even tried to change the pro-life position of the Republican party.  No wonder one leading newspaper said she could quote: easily be convicted of political convenience.

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