[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