Angle Considering Tea Party Run After Once Complaining About Tea Party “Spoiler” – UPDATE

Nevada Senator John Ensign’s decision not to finish out his term has thrown both the 2012 senate race and the 2nd District congressional race on its head.  The likelihood of a special election to replace Rep. Dean Heller, who is expected to be tapped to finish Ensign’s term, means that rather than a primary, the parties would pick candidates to run, a choice that is likely to leave ultra rightwing Sharron Angle out in the cold.

Or will it?  According to the Daily Caller, if passed over by the GOP, Angle just might choose to run anyway — as a Tea Party candidate.

According to the Journal-Review, a recent poll shows a neck-and-neck race if Angle ran as an independent. Republican and Democratic candidates are reportedly in a dead heat with Angle, all placing within the unnamed poll’s margin of error.

The potential independent candidacy of Angle could place the longtime Republican stronghold within striking distance of a Democratic candidate.

Angle’s decision to consider a Tea Party run is a stark contrast to 2010, when she tried to convince Tea Party Senate candidate Scott Ashjian to back out of his third party bid, claiming they would split the vote and get Democratic Senator Harry Reid reelected.  Ashjian secretly recorded the conversation and released it publicly prior to election day.

Angle ended up losing to Reid by about 6 percent of the vote.

UPDATED: Angle has now declared that she has no intention of running as a thrid party candidate, stating she is “committed to running as a Republican.”

The former Reno assemblywoman and 2010 candidate for Senate released a statement Tuesday saying such media speculation was “without basis in fact” and pledged loyalty to her party.

“I am committed to the House race for the 2nd Congressional District as a Republican candidate,” she said.  “Regardless of a possible special election’s impact in the short term, I have hired an experienced consulting firm, Revolvis, that has a proven track record of winning complex campaigns.  I am confident in my team’s ability to muster all necessary resources for success.”

Photo by Steve Wainstead [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons


Karen F.
karen Friedman6 years ago

I have a place for all the GOP canidates to stay while at their debates , it's called a roach motel.They desere the very best accommodations they can get. Hope Angle joins them.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda6 years ago

It looks like if she runs, the Dem might have a chance there.

John E.
John E6 years ago

Marrianne C ... The three stoogettes ... right on !
Are you sure there are only three?
As for the "facility" I think you need a mighty big one ... there's a lot of male goppers in desperate need of help too .....
This must be the biggest circus ever ... no animals, but an endless supply of clowns!!

Doug G.
Doug G6 years ago

Pathetic that this type gravitates to politics....says so much.

PJ Granieri
.6 years ago

Yes she should so she can spend all she can and LOOSE laugh my fcken ass off....hahahahaha you'll never win...

Sound Mind
Ronald E6 years ago

Vote Tea-Pukelican if you believe Corporate welfare is more important than having a job, if you don’t give a damn about women’s health needs, you think that it's better to pay $billions for oil to people who want to kill us than to spend $millions on development of alternative energy, you love Fascism and believe that big businesses should only be allowed to own as many members of Congress as they can afford, you worship the Koch Bros. and their “Tea Party” as their counterpart to Hitler’s Brown Shirts, or you believe Sarah Palin and this ITCH are all about what's great in America.

Barbara V.
Barbara V6 years ago

It's unbelievable what's crawled out from under those Republican stones.

Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K6 years ago

Marianne C, TWO stars for the Stoogettes line.

With all the stuff going on now, we need Angle for her entertainment value. Let the Republicans spend their money backing her.

Marianne C.
Marianne C6 years ago

Angle should be locked up in a "facility" that would help her overcome her delusions that she's capable of holding public office. And singing. She has that delusion, too.

Sharron's a joke. Maybe not as BIG a joke as the Queen Mother of All Punchlines, Sarah Palin, but she's at least as big a joke as Michelle Bachmann.

We have serious problems, and we need serious people to handle them, not the Three Stoogettes.

Christopher Fowler

Angle shouldn't run at all. As a Palin knock off, we have more than enough pathological liars and incompetent imbeciles in office.

Do we really need more people like her in office? I say that we do not.