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(CNN) – In a Senate race that has devolved into a bravado competition of sorts, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he doesn't have to prove his manhood.
"People in Nevada know me. From the street to the ring to the Senate chambers, I've never had to prove my manhood to anyone," Reid, a one-time boxer, told MSNBC on Thursday.
The comments come in response to repeated jabs from Republican opponent Sharron Angle, who often says Reid needs to "man up" when it comes to dealing with issues like the economy and Social Security.
Angle first debuted her "man up" line of attack at a Nevada debate last week and has since repeated the mantra against the soft-spoken 70-year-old senator ever since.
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