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Reid, Angle ads sustain, blunt debate points

Web videos and television ads unveiled in recent days by Sen. Harry Reid and challenger Sharron Angle are attempting to sustain — or in some cases blunt — the messages that were delivered during their one and only debate last week.

Today, Angle released a 30-second spot that sought to reinvoke a suggestion that Reid has grown out of touch with constituents.

The commercial, titled "Harry Reid and You," seeks to contrast Reid, "living large in the DC Ritz Carlton," with images of Nevadans juggling bills at the dining room table, carrying moving boxes, and "trying to make ends meet."

Over the weekend, the Reid camp attempted to turn the tables on Angle’s oft-quoted debate admonishment that Reid should "man up" and admit to problems in Social Security.

"Man up, Harry Reid? What does it really mean?" asks the Web video. It then proceeds to answer the question itself by spotlighting Angle’s shifting rhetoric on "privatizing" and "personalizing" the social payment program.

The initial volley came from the Reid campaign, which wasted little time releasing a TV ad within hours of the debate sign-off last Thursday. It sought to capitalize on Angle’s hesitation before answering a question about insurance mandates.

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