In today's installment of AC360°'s Political Theater, Tom Foreman is taking a close look at a new ad out from Nevada Republican Sharron Angle. Angle, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, is challenging incumbent Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader.
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Here’s the script for "Best Friend," Angle's new 30-second ad about Reid's record on immigration issues:
Announcer: “Illegals sneaking across our border putting Americans’ safety and jobs at risk.”
Announcer: “And what does Harry Reid do? He comes out opposed to Arizona’s tough new immigration law.”
Announcer: “Nevada families struggling with the nation’s highest unemployment. Harry Reid? He votes to give special tax breaks to illegal aliens and to give illegals Social Security benefits even for the time they were here illegally.”
Announcer: “Harry Reid. The best friend an illegal alien ever had.”
Angle: “I’m Sharron Angle and I approve this message.”
Take a look at the ad's claims and then render your own verdict in the comments section below. You have 4 choices: “Right on,” “It’s a stretch,” “Tall tale,” or “Big fat lie.” Be brief but please give us the evidence in support of your verdict. And two more things: CNN’s comment policy applies and be responsive to our request for help; only submit comments that will help us fact check the ad.
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