Angle running for Congress
March 16th, 2011
02:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Angle running for Congress

(CNN) – Sharron Angle, the conservative firebrand who narrowly lost her bid to unseat Sen. Harry Reid last November, announced Wednesday she will now seek a congressional seat.

In an e-mail to supporters, the former Nevada State Assemblywoman said she plans to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by current GOP Rep. Dean Heller.  Heller, a two-term congressman, announced Tuesday he will run for the Senate seat scandal-plagued John Ensign is giving up.

"Harry Reid still rules the U.S. Senate, holding up government spending cuts and other legislation passed by the Republican majority in the House.  Nancy Pelosi still organizes the Democrats, working her hardest to keep funding Planned Parenthood and NPR," Angle wrote in her announcement e-mail.  "Friend, the job still needs doing."

Angle's impassioned and at-times controversial rhetoric during her 2010 Senate bid drew national headlines, as did her penchant for avoiding inquiries from local and national media.  But she successfully drew significant levels of support throughout the economically depressed state, losing to Reid by less than 6 percentage points.

Nevada's 2nd Congressional District encompasses nearly all of the state besides Las Vegas and its surrounding suburbs, and includes all of the counties Angle won in 2010.

Two other Republicans, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, and state Sen. Mark Amodei are also considering bids for the now-open House seat


Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Pete

    As the old saying goes, "They're coming out of the woodwork."

    March 16, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Is there a congressional seat open at the circus or funny farm, if so give it to Angle, that's where she's needed.

    March 16, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    LOL! Angle probably thinks she gets a "do-over" and will be shocked to learn that all her stupid comments didn't disappear, and will instead remain to haunt her forever. Another Greedy Old Pig without a clue.

    March 16, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. TM

    After seeing how out of touch and violent she was the first time, why would voters choose her a second time? Or is she NOT going to threaten to shoot her opponent this time?

    March 16, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Gee, a mean, hateful and irrational woman spewing sound bites from the right-wing. How unusual! I'm losing count. Is this the quitter, the witch, the lady with no understanding of American History? What? Another one?

    March 16, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If she runs and wins, the district will be either a laughing stock or get no federal funding to support projects. Sharron Angle doesn't understand the federal government enough to be really effective. She wouldn't get anything done for the district she is hoping to represent in Congress.

    March 16, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. Tom

    What a loon.

    March 16, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. S. In California

    Well, she can run so can Daffy Duck, Fred Flintstone and Betty [Boop] but she WON'T get the job. Guaranteed.

    March 16, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    She couldn't get a seat at a bar on St. Patricks Day!

    March 16, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. achonameatta

    It's counties not countries she won during the election.

    March 16, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Jake

    how unfortunate for the world!!

    March 16, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  12. BEACHBUM3

    Question ? How many times doe this crazy woman have to be beaten in elcetoral races for the u.s congrees befor she will finaly realize that the citizens of her state do not want her brand of politics to obe respresenting them in the U..S CONGRESS OR ANY WHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER IT APPEARS TO ME THAT SOONER OR LATER THAT SHE WOULD GET THE HINT THAT THE CITIZENS OF HER STATE AN HAS BE CLEARLY AN LOUDLY SEND TO HER THAT SHE ISNT NOT WANTED OR EITHER IS HER RESPRESENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF HER OWN STATE FINALY SHARON PLEASE FINALY GET THE MESSAGE AN QUIT RUNNIG FOR ANYTHING IN YOUR STATE IT IS CLAERLY APPARENT TO ME AT THE LEAST IS THAT YOU COULD NOT EVEN BE ELECTED AS DOG CATCHER IN YOU STATE THANK YOU

    March 16, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  13. Sequoia

    Bring it on WACKO!

    March 16, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. vet in texas

    I pity the fool who gives this woman money......she's a money pit!

    March 16, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. socal frank

    "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress...but then, I repeat myself."
    Mark Twain

    March 16, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. A keen observer

    Just what Nevada needs; a certified "crazy" running for office. When will these retarded idiots learn that reasonable people don't want what they are selling?

    March 16, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    Speaking of the lunatic right wing nuts of the party of NO. Didn't she learn anything from the last election?
    This woman is certifiable crazy!!! Her manerisms. Her running like a scared rabbit from the real press.
    Give it up old woman!!!` What does Planned Parenthood have to do with her craziness?
    Can the rethugs stick to the real issues and leave their disgusting crhistianity and bible thumping out of the government?
    What she needs to do is go out to the desert without water on a long, long walk.

    March 16, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    whatever. She's an idiot who lost probably one of the easiest elections ever

    March 16, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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