Harry Reid (D) is apparently trying to mitigate his "I Don't Know How Anyone of Hispanic Heritage Could be a Republican" comment.
"Reid made the comment Tuesday after being asked a question about immigration at a campaign stop with Hispanic supporters.
"I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK?" Reid said. "Do I need to say more?"
Angle's campaign seized on the comment, telling POLITICO in an e-mail that “Harry Reid cannot give any good reasons why people should vote for him, so now he is turning to race and ethnicity.”
“Reid is desperate to change the subject from the economy, which he knows is a losing issue for him,” said Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen.
But in a statement Wednesday morning, the Reid campaign doubled down on the line.
“Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn't understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise, would vote for Republican candidates because they oppose saving teachers’ jobs, oppose job-creating tax incentives for small businesses, oppose investments in job-creating clean energy projects, and oppose the help for struggling, unemployed Nevadans to put food on the table and stay in their homes,” read the statement."