Republican Sharron Angle kicked off her campaign for one of Nevada's four U.S. House seats on Wednesday with a video of her at a kitchen table, announcing, "I am most concerned about the enormous debt that we're passing along to our children and grandchildren."
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Angle, a tea party superstar who lost by five percentage points to Democrat Harry Reid in a bid for his Senate seat last November, is a divisive figure in her own party.
"She's back . . . After unceremoniously crashing the Nevada Senate race last year -- raising record amounts of money and becoming a headache for establishment Republicans while also endearing herself to tea party activists nationwide -- Sharron Angle is returning for an encore performance."
Angle's return to the campaign trail "was greeted among Republican operatives from Las Vegas to Washington with more eye-rolling and regret than surprise," reported Politico.
GOP insiders say Angle was unpredictable and undisciplined in her race against Reid, and she was prone to impolitic statements about the Second Amendment, immigrants and Social Security.
Roll Call reported the former state assemblywoman is the first candidate to announce in what is expected to be a crowded GOP field for Heller's seat. Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and state GOP Chairman Mark Amodei are expected to run. State Sen. Greg Brower told Roll Call on Tuesday that he is considering a bid as well.
Possible Democratic contenders include former congressional candidate Jill Derby, state Assemblywoman Debbie Smith and state Treasurer Kate Marshall.
"We were going to pursue this seat whether Sharron Angle jumped into it or not," Zach Zaragoza, executive director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, told the Associated Press.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported Angle's campaign announcement. AP reported Angle did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.
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