Angle Ad: Reid Supports Viagra For Sex Offenders! (VIDEO)

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Sharron Angle has a new ad in the Nevada Senate race, making good on a Republican attack line that has been over six months in the making: Alleging that Harry Reid favors giving Viagra to sexual predators!

“Want to know just how out of touch Harry Reid is?” says a woman in the ad. “Spending $787 billion on a stimulus that failed, is a start. Or Reid voting to give illegal aliens special tax breaks and Social Security benefits is another big clue. But here’s the kicker. Reid actually voted to use taxpayer dollars to pay for Viagra — for convicted child molesters and sex offenders. What else could you ever need to know about Harry Reid?”

The vote referred to in the ad was part of a last-minute political gambit by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), in late March 2010, to derail the health care bill by forcing the Democrats to vote for or against various politically sensitive amendments to the bill — in this case, “prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists.” This and other similar amendments were all voted down by the Dems — because if they had passed, it would have gummed up the parliamentary works in a serious way — and provided GOPers with the chance to make attack ads just like this one.

The TPM Poll Average currently puts Reid ahead by 47.3%-46.6%.

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