Angle throws support behind Santorum
February 2nd, 2012
12:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Angle throws support behind Santorum

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum received the endorsement of former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, just days before the Silver State caucuses.

Angle, a tea party favorite who failed in her 2010 bid to unseat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, praised Santorum's character in a statement released Thursday by his campaign.

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"He is a strong fiscal and social conservative who stands on principles above politics," Angle said in the release. "His continuous opposition to Amnesty, Obamacare, the bail-outs, and cap and trade are a perfect fit with our main street Tea Party movement."

Santorum said her backing will be a "terrific boon to our campaign as the Nevada Caucus approaches."

Santorum is currently in third place ahead of Saturday's contest in Nevada, behind Mitt Romney and Newt Gingirch, according to the most recent polling in the state.


Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • Rick Santorum • Sharron Angle
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Newt is Nuts

    Well, that should doom his election efforts.

    February 2, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. Dave

    I highly doubt Rick Santorum needs yet another idiot supporting him...

    February 2, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    In only TEN states, is the percentage of people that think he should be re-elected over 50%
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    Name them. There is a "ten state strategy" in play. Those states control over 50% of the electoral vote. Win those ten states and you win the race. Here's a hint. Big Ten Conference

    February 2, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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