Sharron Angle Drops From Nevada Special Election, Calls It “Illegitimate”

Sharron Angle has rescinded her candidacy for the “free for all” special election to replace Nevada Congressman Dean Heller, calling the process “illegitimate.”

The Washington Post reports Angle stating, “Current outcomes concerning the special election have made this election in Nevada an illegitimate process that disenfranchises the electorate. Clearly, no solution that the Supreme Court can make will correct the injury to free and open elections caused by ambiguous laws and subsequent lawsuits.”

Angle’s complaint revolved around the process for the special election, which was expected to be either a free-for-all race with at least seven prospective candidates, or, as the Republican Party wanted, an election with one candidate from each party — candidates chosen by the Party leaders themselves.

The Secretary of State ruled in favor of the free-for-all proposal, and courts are now trying to settle the issue.  Angle, on the other hand, was vying for a primary followed by a general election, just like a regular election year race.

Registration for prospective candidates opened today, with the election to be held September 13th.  Whoever wins the seat will finish off the term of Republican Congressman Dean Heller, who was appointed to replace Republican Senator John Ensign, who resigned amid scandal last month.


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jane richmond
jane richmond4 years ago

The fact that they would even think of letting her run is illegitimate.

Danny W.
Danny Wilson4 years ago

Oh darn!

Mark M.
Mark M.4 years ago

In other words, they will not be playing the game Angle wants to play, so she has taken her cards/jacks/balls and gone home. We're so sorry, Sharon. Please come back when there is an election for which the voters have been enabled by a court with your self-aggrandizing values and can be brainwashed by bogus media noise into supporting birtherism, racism, anti-Islamism, and the various cynical moonpie conspiracy theories.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda4 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy, Sharon A,!

Tom Sullivan
Tom C Sullivan4 years ago

Craw back into the desert with the rest of the snakes.

Kathleen D.
Kathleen D.4 years ago

Ben; you're obviously referring to Bush as in emothionally skewed!? Angle can be described as squirrel bait. She is another inciter and liar and will stoop to any level to get what she wants. Thankfully it didn't work this time. I agree; she needs to disappear and crawling back under the rock she crawled out from under would make a whole lot of people very happy!

Cheryl L.
Cheryl L.4 years ago

Now if Sharon Angle would just ride off into the sunset somewhere, never to be heard again. Certain people need to be muzzled. I can think of a few .... more than a few actually. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rover, Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity ..... gee, I don't have enough time and space to think of them all. So much hot air .... so little time.

Michael M.
Michael M.4 years ago

illegitimate is the new code word for tea-baggers for "I suck and I can't win so I will just whine to get sympathy"

Jan N.
Jan N.4 years ago

"Does this mean we don't have to hear about her for another year? " I inquired hopefully.

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Go find your rock Sharron!