July 7th, 2010
04:24 PM ET
12 years ago

'Real Sharron Angle' website back up

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/07/art.therealsharronangle.trsa.jpg caption=" Nevada Democrats have re-posted a website of information that was originally posted on Sharron Angle's pre-primary website."](CNN) - The punches keep coming in the political fistfight over a website claiming to spotlight "the real Sharron Angle."

Nevada Democrats have re-posted www.therealsharronangle.com.

This after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaign dropped the site briefly following a "cease and desist" letter from Sharron Angle's campaign.

Angle, Nevada's Republican Senate nominee, is challenging Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate, in this November's midterm elections.

After winning the June 8 Republican primary in Nevada, Angle took down her pre-primary website and re-launched a new glitzier and slimmer version. The new site offered a trimmed down version of where the candidate stands on the issues, no longer including her position on the nuclear waste dump facility at Yucca Mountain and her calls to dismantle the U.S. Department of Education.

Her original website was re-purposed by the Reid campaign as http://www.therealsharronangle.com. Angle's campaign says their "cease and desist" letter forced the Reid camp to take down a website that they say falsely represents itself as Angle's campaign website.

"Make no mistake, the Reid campaign was forced to take this site down because they were breaking several laws and trying to deceive the voters. You're going to see a lot of dirty tricks like that from Reid's campaign," said Angle campaign spokesman Jerry Stacy on Tuesday. "This is a clear case of a desperate man doing desperate things to win."

But a few hours later, the Reid campaign re-posted the website.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the Reid campaign decided to temporarily remove the website in question while we investigated their allegations. Well, the phony legal threats and the feigned indignation are over – and we're not going to let Sharron Angle retroactively censor Sharron Angle. The original website, including Angle in her own words on her dangerous and extreme agenda, has been re-launched," the Reid campaign said in a statement.

Wednesday morning, Angle responded, suggesting possible legal action.

"We are going to pursue it. I don't think that Harry is above the law," Angle said in an interview with Nevada radio host Heidi Harris on KDWN.

"Attorneys will determine if Reid's campaign is in compliance. A major concern was protecting the privacy of the citizens who may have been submitting confidential data to the Reid campaign under false pretenses," adds Stacy, in a statement to CNN.

Polls indicate that Reid, who's bidding for a fifth term in the Senate, faces a very difficult road to re-election, thanks in part to the anti-incumbent feeling in the nation and the tough economy, which is hitting Nevada especially hard. Nevada leads the nation with the highest statewide unemployment rate.

Thursday President Obama travels to Las Vegas to team up with Reid at a campaign rally.


Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    Reid is a veteran senator with a lot of pull among his colleagues. He is leader of the senate. Regardless of the unemployment rate, how would Sharon Angle, a wack job junior senator, benefit Nevada? Just asking.

    July 7, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I'm Sharon Angle, yes I'm the real Angle, all you other acute Angles just ain't the right Angle, so won't the real Sharon Angle please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

    July 7, 2010 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. Rick

    just like reid to lie, he is another obama lier and full off it, all of them are nothing but flooped eared idiots especially the guy who is the wanna be president.

    July 7, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. Fred

    Look lik ethe health care debate is back with the appointment of the Medicare chief. Does that mean rationing ?

    July 7, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Mama Bear

    Here are the facts from a Nevada voter. The real GOP voters will be voting for Harry Reid and are already contributing to his campaign. Even they will not claim this nut job that is being funded by out of state Tea Bag money. Unfortunately, there will be voters who actually vote for Sharron Angle simply because. . . they are very simple, low literacy people who really are very ignorant, and have never probably had an original thought in their life. They are easily spoon fed, because it is easy for them.

    July 7, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. GL

    Good those voters needs to know who they really are voting for.

    July 7, 2010 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. Simple Words

    Perhaps they could make a deal: If the Tea Party folks would stop lying about Reid, he could stop telling the truth about them.

    July 7, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. Jamie from Riverside

    I'm glad SOMEBODY is putting Sharon Angle's views out there. SInce she won the primary she's become the invisible woman. How can anyone take a candidate seriously who is hiding out until the election?

    I hope she gets exactly 1 vote.

    July 7, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. Hope

    Hope the people in Nevada put reid out to pasture. Time for the lefty looneys to be replaced, including boxer, pelosi and the rest of the liberal wackos out that way.

    July 7, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. Cynthia - Arkansas

    This woman is a prime example of the Tea Party crowd. The Repbulicans want them to vote with them, but want to hide the idiotic things they believe. All she says is go ask Harry Reid. What does that mean? Surely, Americans have not gotten so dumded down by Fox News to vote for these crazy people. If they do, then you can kiss social security, medicare and any other social program that actually helps the common folks goodbye. The Republicans have always wanted to get rid of these things, but now they are saying it out loud.

    God help up if these people get elected and the Republicans finish what they started. This will become a third world country in a heart beat. They want President Obama to fail. That means WE fail. Pretty sad. They have never cared about the middle class or below, NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL!

    July 7, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  11. Gerry NH

    Reid will do anything to get reelected. Just like he screwed the American people on health care. On 01/01/2011 there will be 26 new taxes. Then everyone making under $250,000 will realized that the Obama campaign was just a big lie, like some of us already know.

    July 7, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  12. Obama and Biden are toxic

    She is great. Anything other than a Marxist like Reid or Obama, is a great improvement in Washington!!!!!

    118 days and counting till sanity arrives back in Washington.

    July 7, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  13. Obama Reid, and Pelosi are toxic

    She is great. Anything other than a Marxist like Reid or Obama, is a great improvement in Washington!!!!!

    118 days and counting till we get a representational governement again.


    July 7, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  14. Tom in Las Vegas

    Let's get this right Sharrron Angle. The positions you have taken publicly such as phasing out social security, dismantling the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency (guess we won't see you down in Louisiana cleaning polluted wildlife) and selling out the safety of the states citizens in order to make a few bucks on nuclear waste were good for the hard core right wingers that carried you to a primary victory. But now that we are in the general election and you need a few moderates and independants to carry the day you want to distance yourself from those positions. Sounds like your average everyday politician to me.

    July 7, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  15. Bessy

    Tell me why Harry Reid is wrong on this ? The loon said these things word for word as printed. Read what she is asking for and then tell me she would be better than Harry. If you think so, then you are as loony as she is.

    July 7, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  16. Go USA!

    Is this what America really wants? Another right wing nut driving our country to its grave? What has happened to the IQ of America? You want to finish off the American middle class for good? Then vote GOPin November.


    The Bush administration told us it was "good thing" for our economy when we ship our jobs overseas...

    On February 9, 2004, President George W. Bush's chief economic adviser, N. Gregory Mankiw, released the annual Economic Report of the President and praised offshoring of U.S. service jobs as a "good thing."

    His quote,"Outsourcing is just a new way of doing international trade," he told reporters, adding that the practice is only "the latest manifestation of the gains from trade that economists have talked about" for centuries.

    This from the same people who keep telling us if we give more tax cuts to the rich we will all get wealthy...that trickle down economics work, and that we should apologize to BP for being upset about the oild spill in the Gulf.


    July 7, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. PaulC

    A female version of George W.
    I'm sure that with medication and bed rest she will make a full recovery.

    July 7, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  18. Willy Brown

    Hippy Harry has gone dirty in his failing reelection bid. Buh bye Old man Reid

    July 7, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
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