Angle eyes Tea Party prospects for 2012
December 13th, 2010
01:28 PM ET
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Angle eyes Tea Party prospects for 2012

(CNN) - Former Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Monday announced plans to form a new political action committee (PAC) called "The Patriot Caucus."

Angle, a Tea Party- backed candidate who lost to Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the 2010 election, said in a statement posted on her Facebook page, "The tea party movement stood with me through a hard fought race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid."

"It's time for me to give back and help our movement take the fight against big government to a new level."

According to the statement, Angle will collaborate with Tea Party groups from 15 states; the PAC will open offices in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada in early 2011 to begin preparing grassroots campaigns for the 2012 election.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Andrew

    Ms. Angle, You lost a very winable election. Harry Reid was the second least popular person in congress going into that election, in a republican state and you still lost by 5 points. Doesn't sound to me that you have very much pull at all.

    December 13, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Isn't it good to see Sharia Angle generating money from the rich Baggers to further divide Americans? She might need the money though to supplement her social security and retirement plans now that the VA judge made them illegal.

    December 13, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Mad man

    I am all about the TEA PARTY however Sharon Angle is the poster child for the need of that Party to have better and proper vetting of their candidates. If they had run anyone with an ounce of political respect and know how, Horrible Harry would be back in the private sector squandering his millions made off our backs. Here is my question of the day kids: If Obama signed into law a Healthcare Bill that has been (always was) determined unconstitutional, then has he not failed to uphold that primary and fundamental requirement oath of the Presidency and is that an impeachable offense, I mean being a Harvard Constitutional Law Professor and all he should have known better? I love it, SIT BACK AND WATCH THE LIBTARD IMPLOSION.

    December 13, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    The lack of cogent thought by anybody associated with the Tea-tards is just stunning.

    Are there are actually so many vacuous imbeciles in this country, that this LOSER can be hopeful to target enough of their money to run a PAC? Tea-tards will happily WASTE their money on this nonsense, but don't want to pay for their own health care?!!

    America is in very SAD shape when malignant rightwingers are allowed to bring down the political discourse of this country to their own pathetic levels.

    December 13, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Can You Read the TEA Leaves?

    Please, please, please run a tea party candidate for president, like SP. The more far right, the better. We need to return this country to the 1880s, when only white property owners could vote.

    December 13, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. GonzoinHouston

    "It's time for me to give back (by soliciting big-bucks donors to bankroll me so I don't have to try to work for a living)" She'll take the movement to a new level, all right; a new level of insanity.

    December 13, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |

    Unfortunately Angle is more of a John Bircher than a Tea Bagger if you really look at everything she has said and believes in. I don't think the republican party or the country wants a return of the John Birch Society. Talk about scary groups!

    December 13, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. jeff, alabama

    This lady who most of you never
    heard of until last year almost
    toppled a democratic icon out of
    office recently.
    Say all the silly crap you want
    to about her but just don't forget
    how your crooked muti-termer
    almost lost to a new G I R L
    on the block.

    December 13, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. LovesIrony

    Go Away. You,stupid muppet, are the reason Harry Reid was reelected. Not him or his record, YOU

    December 13, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  10. payback

    ......The 'pea party movement' You guys are a joke. Where were you people. when 'w' dug us in this hole. As for sharon 'right' angle. she needs to beable to tell mexicans form asians. But I guess all us minorities, look alike to her.....

    December 13, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  11. Pez

    Dear CNN: Please stop using Facebook as an official source of political public releases. Or will you start updating people on my dog's new litter since I posted that on Facebook as well? Facebook is a social networking site, and once the media stops using it as a legitimate news sources, we can get back to real reporting.

    December 13, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Is there really a need for yet another name of a group of old white people?
    And wher eis the "Action" in these committees? All you ever hear is griping.

    December 13, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. payback

    ......The 'pea party movement' You guys are a joke. Where were you people. when 'w' dug us in this hole. As for sharon 'right' angle. she needs to beable to tell mexicans from asians. But I guess all us minorities, look alike to her.....

    December 13, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    Big deal. Now she can share her idiotic ideas with the rest of the "baggers," they can goose-step to Washington and hold their "rallies". Then everyone will know what they're really about and the elections will see them fail miserably.

    December 13, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Jaywing

    Hasn't this loony, disfunctional broad been committed yet? I really believe we need to have a 'psychiatric workup' as part of the vetting process for every political candidate before they're allowed to run for office in th is country. Granted, that would eliminate 90% of the candidates, but at least those who are too screwy to do anything other than tie their shoes would be cast to the sidelines.

    December 13, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Great, another way for this crazy woman to get her voice heard. There is nothing that she has said that shows she really understands what is going on in this country.

    December 13, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. ST

    Is there anyone who ready to sell their soul to the extremist who was rejected in the eyes of all people!!
    Sherry Angle is not a politician material. She needs to leave the work to others who are able.

    December 13, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. T'sah from Virginia

    "The tea party movement stood with me through a hard fought race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid."

    Yes, and that's about all that STOOD FOR YOU and the reason why YOU LOST!!!

    December 13, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    She needs to loose some of her more extreme views, before she tries to lead.

    December 13, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Bill

    Sour grapes.

    December 13, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. Bill

    A more appropriate name would be "The Patriot Circus". Perhaps supporters will get a free tri-cornered hat and musket. This woman is a disease.

    December 13, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    Republicans already in office are using these ignorant women to spread hate, fear, lies, (paranoia), thus keeping their own hands clean.

    What an idiot.

    December 13, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. ThinkAgain

    Shouldn't this be called "The Parrot Caucus," since all they do is repeat what the Koch Brothers, Faux, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Plain, etc., etc., etc. tell them to say?

    December 13, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. Bill from GA

    Angle, if you want to fight 'big government' maybe you should get your state off of Federally subsidized water and energy. But then, there wouldn't be much left of Nevada. Or Arizona either, for that matter. Maybe that's not such a bad idea.

    December 13, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |