No one with credibility is talking about the Nevada Senate race being over despite Sharron Angle’s campaign having to start almost from scratch after the primaries.
That start has taken time to get going, as Angle did not have a multi-million dollar campaign apparatus in place to counter Reid’s attacks.
Reid has closed the gap in the polls, and appears to be ahead, but it still is a long way from November 2, and Angle’s campaign is getting its act together.
An analysis by CQ Politics reports growing national Republican frustration with the campaign, and that is understandable.
But the good news is that despite a disastrous six weeks, in which Reid was given pretty much free reign to attack, the Angle campaign is in a position to respond while the polls remain close. As reported by CQ Politics:
Jordan Gehrke, Angle’s deputy campaign manager, said Friday he understands that some Republicans are concerned about the race. But he said Angle is putting together a professional team of experienced political operatives.
“In just a few weeks, the Angle campaign has raised over two million dollars, assembled a top flight team, and put a significant ad buy on TV that introduces Sharron Angle to the people of Nevada and exposes Harry Reid’s disastrous economic record,” Gehrke said. “Reid’s in for a long couple months.”
Would it have been better if Sharron Angle were at this point six weeks ago? Of course.
But you have to run a campaign with what you have, and what Angle had and still has is widespread discontent with Harry Reid and his policies. That is unlikely to change.