Published Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 3:16 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 4:40 p.m.
Nevada Democrats today re-launched their version of GOP senate candidate Sharron Angle’s old campaign website.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s campaign yanked the website over the weekend after Angle’s lawyers sent a cease and desist letter, claiming Reid abused “proprietary materials” from Angle’s old site.
This afternoon, however, the Nevada Democratic Party put the site back up, claiming protection under the First Amendment.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the Reid campaign decided to temporarily remove the website in question while we investigated their allegations,” the Reid campaign said in a press release this afternoon. “Well, the phony legal threats and the feigned indignation are over — and we're not going to let Sharron Angle retroactively censor Sharron Angle.”
The Reid campaign claims Angle “scrubbed” her primary campaign website of incendiary views, replacing her issue positions with brief statements.
Her original website advocated for the elimination of federal departments such as the education department and phasing out Social Security.