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. Stacey

    I'd take Harry Reid any day over this zealous, right-winged, tea bagging idiot.

    July 7, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Dave

    Sharron Angle is a twit and she just wants to hide her extreme right-wing views during the general election campaign. The GOP invented hardball politics like this and now they have to live with it. Too freaking bad...

    July 7, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  3. rob

    Lots more "Dirty Tricks" coming from Reids campaign. He will say or do anything to get re-elected and he has lots of help from the Big Pharma companies he helped in the Health Care Bill. He and the Dems are embarking on the biggest smear campaign in history, right from the Washington Post's story.

    July 7, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. One Nation

    Why is it that the United States leaders can sing Kum bay ya with the rest of the world; but always seems to forget the verses when it comes to working together for the common good the American people?

    July 7, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  5. Marty, FL

    These are Angle's own words (verbatim) and should be held accountable to that record. Voters deserve to know Angle's positions on privatizing Social Security, bringing back prohibition, eliminating the Dept. of Education & EPA in the face of our Gulf situation. Angle's misguided extremes are not representative of mainstream America.

    July 7, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Grundoon

    Why are you so afraid of your own webiste, Sharon? Why are you so afraid of the media, Sharon? Why won't you grant some interviews to anyoen but FAUX news, Sharon?

    The Tea Party is going to peter out, guaranteed.

    July 7, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. phoenix86

    Leave it to democrats to keep the focus off the issues and leave it to the media to keep distorting what she said.

    Reid thought the US government with Bush was equal to Hitler. Reid is the dillusional idiot that embarasses both Nevada and the nation.

    Democrats simply cannot handle hard facts.

    July 7, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  8. Not Republican

    So all those 'independents' and loyal GOP members are angry with the government because of the lousy economy... so they are going to vote for crackpots like Angle and other rightwing zealots who caused this lousy economy in the first place (Bush's 2 wars combined with Bush's tax cuts for the uber-rich).

    I thought elephants were supposed to have good memories. Just a bunch of stupid (bigoted) elephants apparently. Ignorance is definitely not bliss for those of us who are working very hard to repair this country. The GOP and the 'anti-regulations' tea party have caused so much pain.. and continue to do so.

    July 7, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    Have you so called right wing nuts ever taken a step back and taken a look at your idiotic comments???

    A freaking 2 year old has more sense, kind of like that commercial, even kids know when they are being taken advantage off, except the people who listen to El Drugo Rushbo...

    But that is OK, you just make sure you stand up for big oil, insurance companies, and everyone else who is robbing you dry, because they really need someone to stand up for them, in the name of "Capitalism", morons, LOL

    While you're at it, why don't you just go along and answer those Princess adds from Nigeria.

    July 7, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. phoenix86

    I read the website. If it is accurate, can you tell me where I can donate to her campaign?

    Limited government. Lower taxes. Individual rights. What's not there that a rational person can't support?

    July 7, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. Steph

    Oh, that's funny Dutch/Bad Newz, VA! Thanks for the humor!

    July 7, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Angle tries to bury her past with threats and tantrums and Jindal signs a bill allowing guns in church.

    Can't wait to see whatever else you righties can think up to humor your base before the November elections!

    July 7, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  13. Jerri in NM

    YAY...HARRY.....can't retroactively censor herself. LOVING IT, LOVING IT. She is more than a little nuts.

    July 7, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. Darth Vadik, CA

    Never trust anyone with beady eyes(Angle, Bush etc), fake bronze tan (Boehner. Romney etc), has no chin (McConnel, McCain etc) and believes in selling their own mother for profits (the whole Republican Party).

    July 7, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Adalbert

    Angle is not a conservative. The real old time conservatives are intelligent thoughtful people. She is an ignorant agitator with no constructive solutions to Nevada’s or the nations huge economic problems.

    July 7, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Marty, FL

    phoenix86,
    Exactly how is Angle's position of governmental intrusions into the very private lives of women & families considered so-called "limited government?" It's not.

    July 7, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  17. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    She can be the poster hag for the lunatic fringe.... totally nuts

    July 7, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  18. Jenny in Florida

    I hope everyone remembers this in November and please show up and vote. I do not agree with everything the Democrats have done but at least they are trying to get the country back on track. The only thing the Republicans care about is winning.

    July 7, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. MikeH

    Phoenix86, when you had your lobotomy, just how much of your frontal lobes did the good doctors remove?

    I'm asking because I'm comparing your nonsensical comments to those of Sharon Angle's to decide just how much of her brain is missing.

    July 7, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  20. Ron

    Typical Democrat reaction. Reid certainly cannot stand on his own merits so he has to play dirty tricks to try and trick the unintelligent. In fact you clearly MUST be unintelligent to even CONSIDER voting for Harry Reid. What a corrupt and vile individual........

    July 7, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  21. DOBBS RETURNS

    Poor Harry knows he will follow Tom Daschle's footprints and so now
    he wants to go down in flames. Poor Barrack savors every minute he's
    away from Washington. Can't wait to have him visit my state in a futile
    attempt to save another vulnerable incumbent, Boxer.

    July 7, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  22. Stewart - Las Vegas

    Sharon Angle said on the radio (Heidi Harris Show of course) this morning, that Harry Reid is just "trying to smear" he record, and won't debate the issues !!!!

    Harry Reid would mop the floor with this dingbat in a debate!!

    And, I would pay money to see that!

    Gotta love the baggers, Sarah should be their leader. And change the name to the "Crack Head Party"

    July 7, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. Augsbee

    People, get real, Harry Reid is way old, old, he's gotta go and Sharron Angle is old too, neither is any good for our country to move forwards, they are the ones that hold our country back in the 80's.

    July 7, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. Peter s

    There goes the acute or reflex angle!

    July 7, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. anotherGDlefty

    Dirty tricks? Dirty tricks?

    Have you GOP Baggers lost your collective minds?

    How is using someones OWN WORDS against them a dirty trick?

    Oh I see now, you didn't get do it first, the opposition did.

    Sharon is the nut in this one. If you had all your SS money in the stock market in Sept 2008, what brand of dog food would you be eating now?
    Generic?

    July 7, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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