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Nevada GOP Senate candidates hammer Harry Reid

MICHAEL R. BLOOD
AP Political Writer

LAS VEGAS – Five Republicans who want Senate Majority Leader Harry’s Reid’s job broadly faulted his leadership in a forum Tuesday while touting their conservative credentials on offshore oil drilling, the future of Social Security and runaway government spending.

There was far more agreement than friction in the taped hour-long matchup, especially when questions centered on Reid.

Former legislator Sharron Angle called Reid “a disaster.” Businessman Danny Tarkanian said Reid is “bad for America, and that makes him bad for Nevada.”

Reid routinely talks about hundreds of millions of dollars he has secured for his home state from Washington, but only one GOP candidate, John Chachas, pointed to a Reid project he would want to give back – a shooting range in Las Vegas.

The appearance on KVBC’s news interview program “Face to Face with Jon Ralston” comes just days before the start of early voting. The NBC affiliate will air the taped forum, which also include candidates Sue Lowden and Chad Christensen, in two segments on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A recent polls found the GOP race is tightening.