The Campaign Spot

‘The Reaction From [Somebody] Was Swift.’

The CBS affiliate in Las Vegas is claiming that the campaign spokesperson of Sharron Angle, the GOP Senate candidate in Nevada, was verbally abusive when their correspondent tried to ask questions of the candidate:

She told the assembled media she’d answer four questions, but refused to answer Baca’s question about a previous Angle statement in which she said, “If this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking towards those Second Amendment remedies.” Baca kept asking into the parking lot, but received no answer.

The reaction from the Angle campaign was swift. A campaign spokesperson called Nathan Baca “an idiot” and another term that can’t be repeated. The campaign spokesman did say he would detail Angle’s positions, but he refused to answer on camera.

Only problem: A source close to the Angle campaign tells me that their campaign staff didn’t speak to this reporter, and as far as they can determine, they don’t know who called this reporter an idiot. That person may have been a campaign volunteer or may be just some random person shouting at the reporter.

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