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Sharron Angle Campaign Shuts Out CBS, NBC Affiliates from Election Night Coverage

Nevada Republican Senate hopeful Sharron Angle arrived to Las Vegas' McCarran Airport this morning to do some campaigning in Southern Nevada.

The Tea Party-backed candidate was greeted by KLAS reporter Nathan Baca who asked Angle questions as she walked through the airport.

Later in the morning, Angle's campaign team met with local and national media to coordinate press coverage of her on election night. Angle's communications director asked KLAS, the CBS Las Vegas affiliate, to leave the meeting and banned them from covering Angle at the Venetian Hotel on November 2.

She said the reporter's attempt to talk to Angle at the airport was a paparazzi ambush. They also banned the NBC affiliate KSNV because one of their reporters was at the airport as well.

Angle has been criticized for dodging questions for the press; she has declined all requests from KLAS for interviews about her positions on issues.

"There have been major policy questions that remain unanswered from Angle's campaign," KLAS reported today. "Voters have seen Angle's views and ideas on improving Nevada's economy, but the topics of national security and the role the men and woman at Nellis Air Force Base must play in two wars remain unknown."

In the airport today, Baca said to Angle, "If you want to be one of 100 U.S. Senators that are deciding on war powers and on ratifying treaties, which is what a Senator has to do, you have to answer these questions."

She replied, "Well, certainly. And I'll answer those questions when I'm the Senator."

Angle is getting some help from Sen. John McCain this evening -- the two will appear at the Orleans Hotel at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Angle is in a dead heat with Majority Leader Harry Reid. Angle has long prided herself on being a conservative outsider in her own party.

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