(CNN) – Score another big endorsement for Sharron Angle in her bid for Nevada's Republican Senate nomination.
Wednesday the fiscally conservative Club for Growth formally backed Angle, a former GOP member of the Nevada Assembly who is also an anti-tax champion. The winner of next month's Republican primary will take on presumptive Democratic nominee, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"Sharron Angle is everything a pro-growth, limited-government, economic conservative can be, and everything Washington and the country need right now. She was the undisputed fiscal conservative leader in the Nevada State Assembly, and she has the courage and skill to step into the same role in the U.S. Senate," says Club for Growth President Chris Chocola in an e-mail release.
He added, "Sharron is Harry Reid's worst nightmare, and Nevada's best hope."
The Club for Growth recently targeted Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who earlier this month, at his state party convention, lost his bid for a chance to defend his seat this November.
Last month Angle landed the endorsement of the Tea Party Express, a major national Tea Party organization. Angle has aggressively touted her connection to Tea Party activists, calling the movement "a tsunami of conservatism across this country."
Angle is among a dozen Republican candidates battling for their party's nomination. A Mason-Dixon poll conducted in early April for the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicated Angle was a distant third, far behind former Nevada GOP party chairwoman Sue Lowden and businessman and former University of Nevada Las Vegas basketball star Danny Tarkanian. But according to a Mason Dixon survey conducted earlier this month, Angle had jumped into second place, trailing Lowden by five points.
Nevada's primary is June 8.
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