June 14th, 2010
12:31 PM ET
12 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. How's That Dopey, Mangey Thing Workin' For Ya, Sarah?

    What? They're going to download all the lies and talking points onto her chip and send the robotic teabagger back to Nevada to spew her script about the wonderful, magical eight years of Bush and Cheney in contrast to the current "socialist agenga"?

    June 14, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Welcome to your future job.

    June 14, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. GL

    She is a loose nut job and will lost in Nov.,

    June 14, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. GL

    Angle also defended her strong connection to the Tea Party movement, saying that "we're the mainstream in America."
    We will just have to see in Nov. where most American people stand with the nuts in the far right Republican party or with middle class. It is sad that the Republican party have been hyjacked by the racist far to right nutty Tea Baggers.

    June 14, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. katiec

    Wow, if this caliber of people are all the republicans have to offer then they are in deep trouble. They get more irresponsible and wierd every day, have totally lost their way and creditible representation of the American people.
    The tea partiers DO NOT represent the majority of American people. We are more intelligent that that.
    They, and their rantings lose more support every day.

    June 14, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |

    I hope Angle enjoys her one and only visit to Washington because the voters of NV will never send this extreme right wing out of touch person there. All the hype from Fox No News and Tea Bagger nuts have one thing in common, they don't vote in NV, we do. This lady wants to end Social Security, Medicare, Dept of Education, Dept. of Energy and she thinks that putting fluoride in drinking water is a communist plot. She embodies the true right wing Nut!

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    June 14, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. GL

    She have to prove herself and just going on the Republican's Network Fox and Friends is not going to cut it. Fox and Friends have been proving to be a network working for the Republican Party – so until she do interviews on other networks she will have no creditablilty.

    June 14, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. GL

    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."
    I see she is using words to appear to her nutty voters like Waterboarded.
    One Republicans can relate to Waterboarded.

    June 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  9. Stacie

    Here is a great Sharron Angle quote, "Right now, we say in a traditional home one parent stays home with the children and the other provides the financial support for that family. That is the acceptable and right thing to do. If we begin to expand that, not only do we dilute the resources that are available, we begin to dilute things like health care, retirement, all the things offered to families that help them be a family."

    So, she will congratulate Pres. and Mrs. Obama on their traditional marriage while telling Sarah Palin to get back in the kitchen, right???

    June 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. Rani McBride

    Are you kidding me? You in FREAK waterbordered the ecomony? These people must think Americans are idiots and can't remember the last eight years!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. librarian

    She should be waterboarded with her tea bags.

    June 14, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  12. AndyF

    Tea Party the mainstream? They just cry and shout like the hippies did in the 60's, trample free speech at town hall forums, members repeatedly find themselves making the most racially insensitive comments since the Civil Rights movement. No, these are scared white people who don't want to see this country represent ALL THE PEOPLE regardless of race. Instead, they want a return to the 'old ways' of less govt, and less for anyone but their own kind. If that is the mainstream, then the mainstream needs to be declared a superfund site.

    June 14, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. bob

    Tea Party Mainstream of America?? They are the extreme wing of the right wing of the Republican party. They are the Neo Nazi's of American. They are NOT mainstream. They are racist, big business, anti America wing nuts.

    June 14, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. get real

    Sorry lady. Your fear of fluoride as a communist plot, your wish that the government require doctors to tell women a lie about a link between abortions and breast cancer and your desire to ban alcohol consumption (in Nevada, seriously) make you far right of anything that resembles the mainstream.

    June 14, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. Larry

    LOL. Get a clue Angle.

    When Sarah Palin and Rand Paul represent the Tea Party movement it's not the mainstream of America.

    Gawd, we don't need anymore stupidity in Washington.

    June 14, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    Teabaggers are mainstream? Another crazy woman! Anti fluoride, anti beer, anti social security, anti medicare, scientology (which she now denies), saunas and massage for prisoners, anti department of educationm, and . . . . . guess she is too busy hiding from the press and has not watched TV lately. She continues to suport off-shore drilling "because the US needs to end its dependence on foreign oil". Yes, we have to end oil drilling except that the oil that is killing wildlife and livelihoods was not ours to begin with. it's sold in the world market.
    At leat she didn't bring newly added 3-boob job circus with her to hold her hand = the quitter from AK.

    June 14, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The Republicans are in it with Angle to get rid of Social Security otherwise why would they want to meet with her in Washington, she's campaigning in Nevada and they don't have a vote.

    June 14, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  18. cat

    Harry Reid waterboarded the economy over the past year and a half. Um, someone please tell her that the economy hit rock bottom about a year and a half ago and has been slowly recovering thanks to the hard work of Senators like Harry Reid.

    June 14, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  19. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    On behalf of the Democrat Party, I want to thank both Sharron and Sarah for all the help they are supplying to the Party and its success in the next election. Your stupidity is greatly appreciated.

    June 14, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  20. Glenn Koons

    If Sharon can unite the voters of Sue and Tark, plus the Indies who know Harry is a socialist pacifist, she can win that race. Prayerfully, Angle will defeat this snarky tax and spend liberal whose leadership is ruining our economy and national security.

    June 14, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Molly Weasley

    Sharron Angle - too scared to talk to a real reporter, so she goes on the Fake News Channel and avoids everyone else, just like half-term Gov. Sarah Palin and the loony wannebe from Kentucky, Rand Paul. And CNN dutifully reports everything she and the GOP flunkies say, with no chance for any follow-up.

    June 14, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "Nevada voters deserve accountability in Washington and we're confident they will elect Sharron Angle in November."

    Really? Then why does she refuse to be held accountable for her ideology and specific policy positions that are clearly far enough out of the mainstream to be considered downright nutjobbery? She only appears and answers softball questions on Faux Noise and other hardline right wing shilling programs. The woman is afraid to be asked any questions or be forced to attempt to think on the spot and defend her positions. She merely wants to spout off at the mouth without having to provide any reasoned, rational, fact-based, evidence-aware argument to back up her nonsense. Don't spew about her being an agent of accountability when she refuses to even be held accountable for her own beliefs. If she believes them so deeply, one would think she'd be eager to get out there and show all us crazy "libtards" why our reliance on facts and evidence and rational thought is so utterly mistaken.

    Take nobody at face value...especially those, like this freeking lunatic, who are afraid of having their thoughts, beliefs and ideology exposed to any scrutiny or challenge.

    June 14, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Franklin

    I thought that was a picture of Cindy Sheehan at first glance. I figured she must be getting appointed Department of Defense.

    June 14, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. Steph

    I'm not sure which economy she's talking about, but the economy of the United States has been getting better (slowly, but all indications are towards improvement) for the past year or so. That would lead any logical person to believe the "waterboarding" Ms. Angle is talking about is actually working. Please, please, Sharon, tie Harry Reid to the economic recovery, please!!!!!

    June 14, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    "we're the mainstream in America."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "If I say it often enough, believe it fervently enough and shout it loud enough, it must be true!" Gotta love the Teatards waffling between paranoid delusions and delusions of grandeur...classic schizoid behavior.

    June 14, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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