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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