June 14th, 2010
12:31 PM ET
13 years ago

Angle coming to Washington

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/19/angle.art.jpg caption ="GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle will meet with top Republican insiders in Washington on Tuesday."]Washington (CNN) - She ran as an outsider, but Tuesday, Sharron Angle, the Republican Senate nominee from Nevada, will meet with some top GOP insiders in Washington.

Angle will meet with Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign, and with other senior NRSC officials.

The former state lawmaker, once considered a long shot for the Nevada Republican Senate nomination, easily defeated 12 other candidates in last Tuesday's primary, thanks in part to help from the Tea Party Express (a national Tea Party organization) and the Club for Growth, an anti-tax group. The NRSC didn't take sides in the primary. Angle now faces off in the general election against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is battling for a fifth term in office.

"Sharron Angle ran a terrific grassroots primary campaign and we are committed to doing whatever we can to help her win," says NRSC communications director Brian Walsh. "Nevada voters deserve accountability in Washington and we're confident they will elect Sharron Angle in November."

Appearing in New York City on Fox News Monday morning, Angle said Reid "has pretty much waterboarded our economy for the last year and a half."

Angle also defended her strong connection to the Tea Party movement, saying that "we're the mainstream in America."

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this story

Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. JonDie

    "Angle said Reid 'has pretty much waterboarded our economy for the last year and a half.' "

    And what does Angle say about how Bush and the GOP took our country to the edge of a second Great Depression with its spend, spend, spend while cutting taxes philosphy and the HUGE deficit Bush ran up in Iraq to fill the coffers of Halliburton and the oil companies?

    June 14, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Voice of Reason

    Wonder if she'll be bartering chickens for her plane ticket to Washington?

    June 14, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. David in Houston

    "we're the mainstream in America."

    ...yeah, uh huh.

    June 14, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Ms Angle- PLEASE keep touting your strong ties to the Tea Party- Harry needs the votes!

    June 14, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. Len (Colorado)

    Incorrect. The tea-party is not mainstream America. Seniors, she wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare.

    June 14, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Eric

    Believes in fiscal restraint and a congress that acts only within its constitutional limits? Yep, she's a kook by Washington's standards. 😉

    June 14, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Gil

    It will be interesting to see how this teabugger does when faced with having to get a majority of the votes from intelligent voters rather than the low forms of the Party of NO!

    June 14, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. billybob 'n NC

    If you want to get rid of your Social Security and Medicare... this is your girl.

    June 14, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
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