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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Liz the First

    Good! the voters need to know what a whack job this woman is. now that she's in the spotlight, she's trying to hide her radical fringe positions. don't let her get away with it!

    July 7, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Hendrik

    These Republicans are some of the dirtiest campaigners ever (death panels, messiah, Antichrist, socialism, communism). They do not have much to say when somebody does this to them. They need to SHUT UP.

    July 7, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Larry

    Someone should put up a website entitled "unrealsharronangle", reflecting this quack's politicial views.

    Unreal! LOL

    July 7, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. joe m

    desparate tactics from a desparate candidate.

    July 7, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. Duck Fallas

    Angle sure is giving the web site a lot of publicity. Dummy.

    July 7, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    She can't hide who she really is after the country heard her say "she wants to privatize Social Security." Great campaign Sen. Reid. keep it up.

    July 7, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    The woman is a pathological liar and certifiably insane.

    You go GOP/Teabaggers. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    July 7, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Reid: "How much rope would you like?"

    Angle: "Just keep it coming..."

    Note: "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."

    That was a blatant cut & paste from past articles. How lazy do you plan on getting CNN?

    July 7, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. The Wolf can't keep wearing the sheep's clothing

    Bravo!

    ALL candidates must be held accountable for who they are and who they have been. Changing positions or hiding from the recent past is not acceptable.

    July 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Ramon

    Cut education , social security and medicare. Hiding what she believe.

    July 7, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    Imagine what a jr. senator with no committee exprience and a lot of whacked out ideas can do to - errr - for Nevada.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    July 7, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  12. hobart

    Earth to Angle: if you post something on the internet, it's published and out there forever. You cannot hide from your own published positions, and you cannot win a lawsuit whenever someone correctly quotes what you yourself published. And in politics, free speech is broadly interpreted. For example, every one of your criticisms of Obama is demonstrably false, in fact a lie, yet no one can sue you for them.

    Ms. Angle, why do you violate the 9th commandment and lie whenever it suits you?

    Ms. Angle, why do you hate America?

    July 7, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  13. Roger

    Sleazee Harry Reid will stop at nothing to try to keep his job. He's such a looser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Steph

    To Ray from the post on DADT, thank you for your service!

    July 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. Get A Grip

    Anything but Harry Reid would be an improvement.

    July 7, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. Joe

    She's going to sue them for posting her own words online???

    July 7, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    Good for Harry! It is absolutely amazing that Angle thought she could hide from her past . It'll be interesting to see how she legally equates past statements as out of bounds during an election cycle.

    This woman is so out of touch with reality she makes Elvis sightings seem sane. How frustrating it must be for all of you who want to vote Reid out, but can't.

    Best get used to another Reid term.

    July 7, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  18. cnn always liberal all the time

    well harry, when you are complete loser, just go negative.

    of course the libs complain when any questionable compaign tactics are used against their guys, but love it when their leaders do the same or worse.

    take a look at your own candidates before you talk – liz the first – franken writing work would make you ashamed.

    July 7, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. johnrj08

    Regardless of how much people may dislike Harry Reid, the idea that this ignorant air-head could actually become a US Senator is truly frightening. Unfortunately, Sharron Angle is riding on a wave of popularity that has made people who are utterly inadequate for any kind of public office serious contenders. Reid is a politician. He also has the personality of a doorknob. But at least he is a serious person who has some idea of what being a senator entails. Sharron Angle makes Sarah Palin sound like a white-haired German physicist.

    July 7, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  20. Jeff in Virginia

    I'm no fan of Harry Reid, but we are in a lot of trouble if Sharron Angle or anybody like her wins an election this November.

    July 7, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  21. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Don't hide from the truth. Rand Paul and Sharon Angle tried to be honest and speak their opinions. I respect their honesty...but people shouldn't be deceived with the games the Republican establishment are playing.
    No need to sugarcoat it...the Neo-Confederates truly believe this stuff.

    July 7, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  22. Charlie in Maine

    The GOP continues it's downward spiral. After giving us George W Bush they deserve it.

    July 7, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  23. Augsbee

    I would rather see new young exciting faces on both sides and get rid of all these old shoes that keep wanting to keep things old instead of going into the future. New Technology is pushing us 5 steps forward and these old shoes want to go 10 steps back to Roseanne TV show era.

    July 7, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Seattle Sue

    Shows what a nut job Sharron Angle is.

    July 7, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  25. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    (In my Eminem voice singing) Will the real Sharon Angle please stand up, please stand up, please stand up!!!

    July 7, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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