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Palin on Reid: Why in the world wouldn’t you fire him?

RENO — Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of about 2,000 Monday when she questioned why anyone in Nevada would vote to re-elect Harry Reid.

"You have 14.4 percent unemployment, highest in the nation. Why in the world won’t you fire him?" she said.

Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate, said America needs to elect people like Sharron Angle and other conservatives who believe in limited government and would restore traditional American values.

She spoke to a crowd gathered outside Washoe County Republican Party headquarters as part of the Tea Party Express bus tour. The national tour is rallying people to support conservative candidates and to get out the vote for the Nov. 2 election.

Angle did not appear at the rally. The Tea Party Express has made independent contributions to her campaign. Under federal election law, she is supposed to act at arm’s length from such organizations and cannot appear at their events.

The only major Nevada candidate in attendance was Rep. Dean Heller, who did not speak.

Palin mentioned several Senate and gubernatorial candidates from across the country. But she did not mention the name of Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval.

Contact Capital Bureau Chief Ed Vogel at evogel@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3901.

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