Originally published: July 6, 2010
Last updated: July 6, 2010 - 9:33pm
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Republican nominee Sharron Angle traded jabs over the weekend after Angle's campaign took legal action to prevent her opponent from re-posting an old version of her campaign website on the Internet.
Sen Reid's campaign posted a previous version of the website after claims that Angle had scrubbed 75 percent of the content related to her policy positions following her win in the June 8 Republican primary. Within 24 hours, a lawyer from the Angle campaign responded with a cease-and-desist letter accusing Reid's campaign of misappropriating copyrighted materials by re-posting the website and capturing the names and e-mail addresses of Angle supporters under false pretenses. "Make no mistake, the Reid campaign was forced to take this site down because they were breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters," Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy said. "You're going to see a lot of dirty tricks like that from Reid in this campaign." Reid's campaign responded by replacing the site with another more clearly intended to lampoon Angle and her policy positions. Despite its apparent capitulation, Reid's campaign still mocked the letter as a "threat of a frivolous lawsuit" and took a parting shot of its own.
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