June 9th, 2010
07:07 AM ET
12 years ago

Angle wins Nevada GOP senate primary

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Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - A conservative Republican candidate, whose critics said was too outside the mainstream to win, has won Nevada's Republican Senate primary.

Sharron Angle beat Republican establishment favorite Sue Lowden and businessman Danny Tarkanian in a race that had grown increasingly bitter in the final days.

In the latest results, Angle won 38.6%, Lowden came in second place with 27.9% and Tarkanian placed third at 22.6%.

Angle will challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Angle was supported by the Club for Growth, an anti-tax fiscally conservative political group, and the Tea Party Express, which vows to spend an additional $1 million or more in support of Angle to defeat Reid. The Tea Party Express says it has already spent $550,000 in support of Angle.

Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. scott

    Bye Bye Dirty Harry.........

    June 9, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  2. bennie new york

    To outside the mainstream? The GOP is outside the mainstream.

    June 9, 2010 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  3. Teabag to the face

    Republicans are moving into full blown insanity.... Now their candidates want the Prohibition back!

    June 9, 2010 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  4. chad

    good news for the dems. shes unelectable in the general.

    June 9, 2010 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  5. dee

    Good for the Dems.The wackier the better! What are you voters thinkin about? RIP gop

    June 9, 2010 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  6. Peace

    Her win is good news for the DEMS. Hispanic voters will make Harry Reid to prevail!

    June 9, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |