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Sharron Angle Mulls Run for House Seat in 2012

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Sharron Angle's wounds may still be fresh after losing to Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race earlier this month, but she's already looking ahead. She told a reporter Saturday she might run for a U.S. House seat in 2012 if the incumbent, Dean Heller, challenges Sen. John Ensign. Or she might try to unseat Ensign herself if Heller chooses not to.

"I have a lot of options next cycle," the tea party-backed candidate told the Lahontan Valley News. "Lots of options."

Angle told the paper she's in no hurry to make a decision. And Heller has not indicated his plans either. (Angle lost to Heller in the 2006 GOP primary by just 421 votes.)

Ensign would appear to be vulnerable to challengers. He admitted last year to having an affair with the wife of a former staffer, and is being investigated for trying to find a lobbying job for that staffer as part of an effort to keep the affair under wraps. Ensign has said he did not violate any law or Senate ethics rule.

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jtzeph

I like Angle, but there is a line in "All the Presidents Men" that gives me pause. "Deep Throat is excoriating Bob Woodward for the sloppy job they did trying to implicate John Mitchell to Watergate. "If you shoot too high and miss, the investigation can be ruined, because it cements their invulnerability and makes those down the chain more comfortable". Angle shot too high in my opinion, and the pot shots she endured this time will come machine-gun style the next.

November 22 2010 at 5:52 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
crimson00king

Americans we must agree on 1 issue and that is NO TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH NO EXTENTIONS NO MILLION DOLLAR CUT OFF. People such as the Wallstreet thieves, the drug addicted Hollywood brats, Mel Gibson Charlie Sheen Linsay Lohan Paris Hilton on and on. The Real Housewives of every major city in America flaunting their wealth on T.V. Please take a few mins. of your time and contact the White House your senators and congressmen and tell them NO TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH they have had them for 10 years. Still no jobs. E- mail or call them please time is running out. Nov. 30 they will meet on the issue.

November 22 2010 at 2:26 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
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tblaire

I will call the White Houuse and I will tell them I dream of the days when we had 5 percent unemployment--it was not that long ago

November 22 2010 at 2:52 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
pmarsh25

tblaire: You should not call the White House to vent your frustration over unemployment, but rather George W Bush who currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area. Good luck.

November 22 2010 at 5:10 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
fredlynn07

She got cocky without thinking she was only supported because she was running against Reed. She has nothing to give Nevada. Go away Shorren. there are much better candidates out there!

November 22 2010 at 2:15 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
Stevie B

She was an excellent embodiment of your average tea party candidate.

November 22 2010 at 1:45 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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bpdarling

I agree. Sharron Angle is the QUINTICENTIAL example of a radical fringe candidate who was, is, and always will be unqualified, hold extreme and dangerous viewpoints, and will ALWAYS encourage her supporters to use "second amendment remedies" (that means BUY GUNS and REVOLT against the Government) if she doesn't RAM her dangerous agenda into some sort of elected office.

November 22 2010 at 4:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
arklight99

Go home, Sharron, and just stay there. Representative Heller is doing just fine, and I don't thin you're up to filling senatorial shoes. I don't think John Ensign is re-electable, but there has to be a better pick for his seat than you.

November 22 2010 at 1:40 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

Angle cost the GOP ther Nevada seat and should retire! Angle ran a horrible campaign. Anglw shuold work on her punlic speaking before she entertains another run for office.

November 22 2010 at 1:25 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
audiolaw

By 2012, the nation will have learned that the "independent" Tea Party candidates were really just a branch of corporate conservatism within the Republican Party. Sharron Angle's candidacy will give all Democrat and true Independent candidates a focus, just as the Republicans used Nancy Pelosi. She, and others like Ken Buck and Christine O'Donnell will provide the voters a good look at how much more damage to the nation the Republicans would do if they get in. Run Sharron, run - it will be good for people who care about the country rather than personal greed and immigrant bashing.

November 22 2010 at 12:09 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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bpdarling

A good post, and I agree completely.

November 22 2010 at 4:42 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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