MGM Resorts CEO says Angle bad for business |

MGM Resorts CEO says Angle bad for business

LAS VEGAS (AP) – MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren says Sharron Angle’s election to the U.S. Senate would hurt Nevada’s already struggling economy.

Murren said Tuesday that Angle’s comment that the company’s CityCenter development injured other businesses in Nevada was disappointing and perplexing. He questions how a U.S. Senate candidate could have such a “poor” understanding of business and economics.

Murren is a Republican who supports Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Angle is Reid’s GOP opponent as he seeks a fifth term.

Murren spoke at a clean energy summit hosted by Reid.

Murren credits Reid for helping CityCenter secure the last of its financing. Angle has said she wouldn’t have called banks on the project’s behalf.