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. sara

    What is she soooo afraid of........the real her? And she wants to reduce this country on those belief systems. Harry, knock her out!

    July 7, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Darth Vadik, CA


    Carly the Crook beat Boxer??????
    Boxer is a vulnerable incumbent?????
    Maybe if this was South Carolina and the average IQ was 85......


    July 7, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. John

    Come on Nevada,Why would you want to vote a Tea Bagger to the Senate? Vote Reid on Nov.Sharon Angle is BAD news for America.

    July 7, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. JB

    She can run, but she can't hide.

    Why doesn't she want anyone to know her stated positions on the issues? Does Nevada really want to send this crackpot to DC?

    July 7, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    And the GOPercons' glorification of ignorance continues unabated...

    July 7, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  6. T

    Reid is not playing dirty, its a matter of record. So for those you think he is I see way you for the tea bagger.............Get Real People she is no good for our country. Reid have did something for his State and for the country, what has she done ? Nothing

    July 7, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. MikeH

    While this election is Harry's to lose, It still bodes ill for Nevada, and for the nation in general that a fringe tinfoil nutbar like Sharon Angle can be doing so well in the polls.

    The Democrat's need to grow up that dorsal stiffening structure and get out and fight. If the RepubliKlan party in it's current form gets control of the country again, America will become AmeriKa, a repeat of what happened in Germany when Heir Hitler came to power.

    July 7, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    Here is a nice short one sentence Republican slogan that should beat Sharron Angle:

    "Sharron is a bad Angle for the United States"

    July 7, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. carlos

    she is unreal, sick in the tiny brain she has and, of course, she is a repugnant and CONservative......and the imbeciles who want to vote for those unamerican, irresponsible and criminal as the people in the GOBP and should be repudiated

    July 7, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  10. Darth Vadik, CA

    Here is my slogan for defeating the Tea Party:

    "I'll tea bag any tea bagger."

    July 7, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  11. Jay

    Seriously. I want to know how all the bloviating Tea Baggers are justifying this. Are you spinning it, or are you just being honest and are outraged because she is just another politician? Now, once you admit that truth, what are you going to do about it?

    July 7, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. chad

    stand up for what you believe!
    be proud of your views!
    even if most americans think your crazy!
    dont try to melow your views, its unamerican when you dont speak your mind!
    come on you nutjob, tell us how you really feel!

    July 7, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. Surthurfurd

    Angle has chosen an interesting angle when she declares as dirty politics the exposure of her own words and posted content.

    I am no supporter of Reid; but, if this woman is either wanting to hide her real intentions from the voters she has to be stopped. I can not tell if she was lying before or now or both times; but, she has to be lying.

    July 7, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. rdepontb

    My word, Sharon, if you can't stay by your own words of just a few weeks and months ago, how can the people of Arizona expect you to uphold anything said in the campaign at all? What are you doing running for _public_ office if you're going to take this position?

    Is this what you really want to do with your life? It seems that the journey, so far at least, is what you were really after, not what comes at (or even near) the end. Glad we, and you, all found that out before it was too late.

    July 7, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. Nancy OH

    This is too funny! The GOP with all their Rovian campaign strategies can't handle a little of the same coming back at them. Of course, unlike their typical lies, the Dems simply took what was already published on her site to reveal her lies! Beautiful!

    July 7, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  16. Darth Vadik, CA

    -When you side with the Devil Sharron, you bet I'm going to point that out, and if you cry about it, I'll just pour salt in your wounds even more, until I exorcise, either the evil spirit within you, or you from the Senate race,

    US Senator,
    Harry Reid
    (using Darth Vadik's language)

    July 7, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  17. Milbank

    Harry Reid is the biggest SCUMBAG in the US Senate. If Angle is so bad why does he have to resort to such gutter politics. Reid has done nothing for Nevada other than enrich himself on scandalous real estate deals. He is the most liberal guy in the senate with exception with when our incompetent President was breifly a Senator. If Nevada wants more lousy leadership vote for the unethical louse Reid.

    July 7, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  18. Darth Vadik, CA

    Making Capital Gain and Death Tax cuts permanent.

    Exactly that the US needs Sharron, rich people not paying their share, and rich spoiled brats who inherit the silver spoons not paying thier share either....

    Let's just let the middle America pay for everything, God knows there might be something left over in pour pockets after the oil, energy, and insurance companies rob us daily...

    Who's side are you on Sharon???

    July 7, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    This woman, if she is in fact not Neanderthal genetically, needs to debate Harry Reid face to face on these issues if she has any spine at all. If you say it or put it on record it's all fair game ms angle, get used to it.

    July 7, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  20. Dawn

    REPUBLICANS: Please explain to me how Harry Reid is playing dirty tricks when he is just spouting what this crack pot spouted before she thought she had a snow ball's chance of being a United States Senator? Anything a politician says is public and if she is so ashamed of her past beliefs, why is she running for office? And what the Republicans fail to see is that she is flip flopping for now to appeal to the masses of Republicans. So watch out Granma and Granpa......you were worried about made up death panels before, but realistically you should be much more fearful of the debtor prisons for the elderly when Ms. Angle takes your social security and medicare away.

    July 7, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  21. Since Sharon Angel Believes in "Tort Reform"

    I doubt she will sue Harry Reid. I mean wouldn't that be hypocritical?

    July 7, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  22. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Why are all you Republican activists mad and blaming CNN for reporting the facts? Wow what are you afraid of the truth? There is NOTHING dirty about posting HER own website.

    Neo-Confederates never cease to amaze me with inventing a false state of reality or dazing / confusing their base to where they don't even know what the truth even is.

    July 7, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  23. BeverlyNC

    This woman is an extremist nutjob and she should be held accountable for her true beliefs and not new ones she is making up to appear less crazy. She and Rand Paul are not qualified for any office and have no solutions on any issue. They are just typical Republican whiners.

    July 7, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  24. harold

    Ms. Angle wants to stop funding for the un-employed people in the USA.. Republicans have heart just like they did back in the Great Depression...

    July 7, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  25. NVa Native

    Why is showing the public who she is such a horrible thing?
    Unless who she is is just horrible.
    And she is not alone – all the tea-baggers and neo-cons cling to this immoral and selfish idea that they shouldn't pay taxes or be responsible for the services they recieve as citizens.
    The question is who do they think should pay for their benefits since they don't think they should?

    July 7, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
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