When Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle recently revamped her campaign Web site -- an overhaul that included softening and even deleting a number of her hard-right positions -- her opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, revived the deleted content on a site of his own.
The Angle campaign fought back, ordering Reid in a cease-and-desist letter Friday to take down the material that it had purged from the Web. An Angle spokesman claimed the Reid camp was "breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters" when it reposted content from her site, The New York Times reported.
The letter appeared to work, at first. Reid took down The Real Sharron Angle
briefly last week and re-routed visitors to the much snarkier Sharron Angle's Underground Bunker,
put up by the state Democratic Party. But on Tuesday, after slight revisions, Reid's original site was back. Its language is from Angle's Web site as it existed before the primary, including positions that are missing now, such as her calls to eliminate the Education Department and see Social Security "transitioned out."
"These are Sharron Angle's positions in Sharron's own words from Sharron's own website. What was good enough for Nevada voters to read during the primary should be good enough for them now," Reid campaign spokesman Jon Summers said in a statement. "Sharron has long believed in killing Social Security, eliminating the Departments of Education and Energy and shipping nuclear waste to Nevada. We've always heard that Sharron Angle is an unapologetic conservative. It has to be embarrassing for her to have her handlers trying to hide who she really is."
Read the cease-and-desist letter at The Huffington Post here.
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