October 4th, 2010
12:47 AM ET
11 years ago

Angle urges Nevada candidate to pull out, criticizes Republicans

Washington (CNN) - Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle urged third party candidate Scott Ashjian to pull out of the race at a meeting last week, saying his campaign could result in re-election for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to an audio tape of the meeting recorded by Ashjia.

During the session, she offered Ashjian access to several Republican Senators and "whatever juice I have" to help persuade him.

"Anything I can deliver personally I am glad to," Angle told Ashjian,who is running as a Tea Party candidate, during the Wednesday night meeting.

Angle said she and Ashjian share the same views of why the current political system is broken, but told him the best way for her to achieve her goals was to run as a Republican.


Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle
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  1. IHTCF

    Sooooooo if this person doesn't get out of it, will she have to administer second amendment remedy juice?!?

    October 4, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  2. Jen

    Another example of the Tea Party shooting themselves in the foot. First Christine O'Donnell hands DE to Democrats because she's too much of a right-wing extremist for the general public to elect, and now Angle can't even beat Reid without begging. Hahaha! Teabaggers ruined their own chances of taking the Senate!

    October 4, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. Peter s

    Sharron the current system is broken because of people like you!! you are just another enabler of a broken system!!. Whats your solution? you hide in a political banker and an evil mouth piece and thats why win or loose you will never have peace within yourself!. May lord have mercy on your poor soul!!

    October 4, 2010 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  4. Huntsacher

    If you are waving a Tea Party sign ask yourself this, do I make above 250,000.00 a year? If the answer is no, you should put those signs down. 3 years ago Dick Cheney said defecit spending was good, where was the outcry ? To talk about bailouts, who initiated TARP ? research it and stop the insanity. There are many complaining about banking, auto industry bailouts and borrowing from foreign countries. If all our major banks failed where would we borrow from ? If our auto industry failed, what cars would we all be driving ? Saving american jobs and businesses was once called patriotism, now this guy in office is trying to do the same thing and many are calling him a socialist. Have we lost our minds as americans. Socialist! really ? well just to inform you social security and medicare should be considered a socialist program, lets eliminate them and see what will happen. I am truly amazed to see the amount of people being tricked into this so called tax revolt. 2% of our population tricking so many. Just to remind you, there was a surplus this same 2% had all the tax cuts and all the deregulations, a free for all, for those who were within this 2% wealth category, it led to a meltdown. This brings us to where we are today, so lets ask ourselves this question, where are we going backwards to polocies that caused this mess? I really wish McCain had won and did nothing to help out our banks and auto industries, then we all would be saying something different. So if you make 250,000.00 and u think you are in the 2% class put those signs up higher.

    October 4, 2010 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  5. Huntsacher

    What I really dont like about the democrats is the fact that they are whimps and too apologetic about most of their policies

    October 4, 2010 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  6. Vote Democrat or Bend over for the Tea Party!

    Sharron Angle is a nut and have extreme views to move this country forward. Angle claims it not her job as a senator to bring jobs to NV. What more do you need, and don't get me started on her views about abortion its sick! The whole Tea Party is like a bad dream for America. I just hope we wake up before Nov. 2.

    October 4, 2010 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  7. Hanah

    Harry Reid has already ruined our state , 14 % unemployed , we have the lowest scores in our schools. He needs to back to Searchlight, with his wennie son. They can both search for tomorrow. He is ready for a Nursing Home, along with Pelosi , they both are senile, and do not have a clue,

    October 4, 2010 03:45 am at 3:45 am |
  8. Republicans get ready to bend over for the Tea Party!

    Sharron Angle website claim if elected she will not do"secret/ backroom deals", but.... She promised "access"(she called it "juice") to whatever Ashjian wanted if he dropped out of the race. I can't wait to see what other "access" she will be willing to give to stay in power and she has yet to win . Ashijan must of recorded Angle because he don't trust her and on the tape Angle don't trust the Republicans. Angle gives an insight of the Tea Party plans and that plan does not include the Republican Party. This is why Sen. Thune is talking about the Tea Party will be a third Party 2012 if the Republicans don't give them what they want. It's called "Politcal Blackmail".

    October 4, 2010 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
  9. Marie MD

    Is she still around? Did she post this on her twitter account, facebook? Only kidding she is not smart enough to hide that well.
    "Deliver personally"? This woman runs from reporters and all she can parrot is send $25 to the angle campaign.
    Is she still on her meds?

    October 4, 2010 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  10. stufthis

    I agree with Angle on her point that 'republicans lack standards and principles.' I think the majority of Americans agree.

    October 4, 2010 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  11. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" Economics has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    Anarchist Angle seems to have effortlessly, become an "insider" with her bribery attempts.

    October 4, 2010 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  12. Tony

    She is already acting like one of the established Republicans, if she was offering access to Republican Senators, and whatever "juice" she had to persuade the third candidate to drop out. Didn't Republicans make a federal case out of the White House trying to persuade Rep. Sestak not to run against Sen. Specter in the primary? Is this another case of Republicans telling people to "do as I say, not as I do"?

    October 4, 2010 08:05 am at 8:05 am |