Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 | 2:40 p.m.
Two new television ads debut in the U.S. Senate race today.
Republican Sharron Angle is sticking to her strategy of enflaming voter anger toward illegal immigrants and relying on the factually-shaky claim that Democrat Harry Reid voted to give tax breaks and Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants. (In the 2006 immigration debate, Reid favored allowing illegal immigrants who gained legal status access to the same tax breaks and Social Security benefits other citizens enjoy.)
Reid has an interesting rejoinder.
While Angle calls him the “best friend an illegal alien could have,” Reid parries with his own ad accusing Angle of being a “foreign worker’s best friend” for opposing an education funding bill that would have eliminated tax breaks for overseas companies.