With less than two hours before polls close in Nevada, Republican candidate Danny Tarkanian tried to make a last-minute appeal to voters using a warning from conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. “Team Tark” just sent an email to supporters with the subject line “Urgent – Watch before you vote.”
It includes an ominous message suggesting that Beck was “warning against” favored candidate Sharron Angle, who surged recently thanks to her support from the tea party. The email includes a short clip from Beck’s radio program from today, where he said tea partiers should “be careful who you get in bed with.”
Beck said the tea party endorsement “may hurt the stronger Republican in the race and thus Harry Reid might sneak through.” Tarkanian might want voters to think he’s that “stronger Republican,” but in all likelihood Beck was talking about one-time frontrunner Sue Lowden.Tarkanian wrote:
Please watch this video of what Glenn Beck, who called Danny the Tea Party radical candidate in Nevada, said earlier today on his radio show. Sharron Angle is not the only Tea Party candidate in this race and could very well lose to Reid in November. Take Glenn Beck’s warning seriously. Vote for the conservative who will fight illegals and can actually beat Harry Reid.
He then urged people to forward the video “to all of your friends and neighbors before they vote,” but it turns out the clip Tarkanian sent around was actually posted on YouTube by Lowden.
Follow results tonight here.