Sharron Angle: Guess who’s running for Congress?

posted at 6:30 pm on March 16, 2011 by Allahpundit

Wondering why she’s scaling back and aiming for the House instead of Ensign’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat? Here’s a data point from a PPP poll taken in January. Mystery solved:

With that kind of buyer’s remorse across the board, she’d be a sitting duck against Dean Heller this time in a statewide Senate primary. Better to focus on the 2nd District, then, which is solidly Republican and where her fundraising dollars will go a lot farther. Angle almost won this seat once before, actually, losing the 2006 primary by less than 500 votes to … Dean Heller. But all wasn’t lost: Read this insightful Jon Ralston piece about how their primary battle ended up pulling the formerly moderate Heller to the right, where he’s remained long enough to earn the tea-party cred he’ll need to fend off any insurgent primary challengers this time around. Exit quotation from a House GOP aide, who’s not looking forward to this election: “Angle had a terrible Senate staff and was a headache for the campaign committee. I doubt things will be that different in a House race.”


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OFF TOPIC BUT VERY IMPORTANT:

Brett Baier just quoted & referenced Ed in r/e the Petraeus kerfluffle!!

Hot Air is all over the place baby!!

Tim Zank on March 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

On topic, good for Angle.

maverick muse on March 16, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Natty Dreadlock?

Christien on March 16, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Tim Zank on March 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

LOL! I just put that on the thread they read. Cool beans.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Go away. And take O’Donnell with you

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on March 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Better to focus on the 2nd District, then, which is solidly Republican and where her fundraising dollars will go a lot farther.

This “solidly Republican” district only went to McCain by 88 votes in 2008.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:39 PM

So folks in Nevada, does she have a better chance with this? At least she has some campaign experience.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Sorry, but who else is available?

God, I hate the Club for Growth for picking her over Tarkanian

ninjapirate on March 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

How the heck does this crazy azz woman end up back on the radar? Are we really that stupid?

conservador on March 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Hot Air is all over the place baby!!

Tim Zank on March 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

That’s what she said!

blatantblue on March 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Wasted money on her in 2010………..won’t happen again.

PappyD61 on March 16, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Why does Angle always look like she’s in pain?

And no, Sharron, “conservatives” didn’t lose Nevada. You did. You, your team, and the national party infrastructure.

Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte — they would have destroyed Dingy.

We managed to win the governorship against Reid’s son. Same electorate. Conservatives by and large did fine in Nevada.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Okay fine, whatever. Just stay out of the Senate race, please.

MikeknaJ on March 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Great.

nickj116 on March 16, 2011 at 6:44 PM

How the heck does this crazy azz woman end up back on the radar? Are we really that stupid?

conservador on March 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Even after she lost, 27% of Republicans in NV thought it was a good idea to nominate her.

Apparently, the answer is yes.

Hollowpoint on March 16, 2011 at 6:47 PM

As long as she wins, it’s OK with me…

Nevada STILL owes “US” for another 6 years of Dingy Harry…

Khun Joe on March 16, 2011 at 6:47 PM

God, I hate the Club for Growth for picking her over Tarkanian

The blame there mostly belongs with the Tea Party Express.

Jon0815 on March 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Go away. And take O’Donnell with you

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on March 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM

+1000. Your 15 minutes have expired. Seeya, wouldn’t want to beya.

rcpjr on March 16, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I blame Palin /s

NoNails on March 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Sorry but Angle pulling defeat from the jaws of victory in the NV Senate debacle has destroyed her credibility as a national candidate. It took serious effort for her to lose and lose going away to that disgusting excuse for a man.

Anyone can win a House seat, look at some of the loonies the left has hoisted into Congress from wacko commie districts, so if she really feels the need to be a politician, fine, go hide in the House. Find a safe GOP district and stay quiet.

I will never forgive her incompetence or trust it with real governing decisions.

Id be happiest if she just went away, to be honest.

alecj on March 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Odd how Dingy rigged the election for him but didn’t bother doing the same for his son, who lost easily to a conservative.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Odd how Dingy rigged the election for him but didn’t bother doing the same for his son, who lost easily to a conservative.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM

You can only rig an election by so much. Reid the younger was too far gone.

Go Sharron!

Ace ODale on March 16, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Reid’s son only lost by 11% when he trailed by 20% or more. Only can do so much son!

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Odd how Dingy rigged the election for him but didn’t bother doing the same for his son, who lost easily to a conservative.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Whoa. Rigging an election by 3-5 points is one thing, but trying to fake his son’s victory would be like trying to fake Alan Keyes victory over Obama in Illinois.

Reed’s son was down by double digits.

portlandon on March 16, 2011 at 7:03 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Yeah there is no excuse for losing that seat. Period. It should not have even been close in this type of election year with the kind of unemployment numbers Nevada has it should have been outside the margin of chicanery. Republicans did not struggle state wide so it wasn’t a Repulican thing. It was an Angle thing. She was just a bad candidate

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on March 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM

You can only rig an election by so much. Reid the younger was too far gone.

Go Sharron!

Ace ODale on March 16, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Uh huh.

It’s like Democrats insisting the 2000 and 2004 elections were rigged. Why didn’t Republicans do the same in 2008? Well, uh, a McCain victory would have been too unbelievable. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 7:05 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.
rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

She actually lost by six points, almost 40,000 votes. That’s a lot of rigging to do in a state where only 700,000 people voted.

Slublog on March 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM

So folks in Nevada, does she have a better chance with this? At least she has some campaign experience.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2011 at 6:39 PM

If she gets the nomination, she’ll win the general. It’s a pretty safe district, and she won’t be up against the Reid machine.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:13 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Settle down!

I was there. Reid kicked our tails on GOTV, and Angle made some pretty serious flubs. I’m surprised he won by as much as he did, but I’m not at all surprised that he won.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Of course, all this speculation on CD2 is academic until the legislature redistricts. They may make that seat considerably more competitive.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:17 PM

We managed to win the governorship against Reid’s son. Same electorate. Conservatives by and large did fine in Nevada.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM

+1

Lt. Col. Dr. Joe Heck (a pretty conservative dude) managed to beat back Dina Titus, in a competitive district. It wasn’t conservatives that failed.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM

She’s up by 4-5 percentage points and then loses by 4-5 percentage points. The election was rigged, you’ll never convince me otherwise. Also, at no time during the campaign did Dingy look concerned or worried.

rjoco1 on March 16, 2011

I think the casino execs decided Angle would be a disaster for the industry, which needs clout to ward off competition from Indian Casinos, online betting, Atlantic City, etc. So they pulled out all the stops to help him, like literally forcing every single employee to vote. If Lowden or Tark had been the nominee they would’ve still supported Reid but not so strenuously.

BuzzCrutcher on March 16, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Huh. My grandparents had those exact Mushroom jars located behind her on the counter.

Granny used to keep her tea bags in the little one.

portlandon on March 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Unfortunately the option to run in a safe Republican district for a House seat is not open to O’Donnell, as DE only has one House seat. She should move to a less democratic state.

slickwillie2001 on March 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Re rigging the election in Nevada, if you add up multiple voting, dead voters, out-of-state voters, imaginary ACORN voters, and illegal alien voters, I have no doubt that the democratics could have reached 40,000 stolen votes.

slickwillie2001 on March 16, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Which particular seat are we throwing away?

lexhamfox on March 16, 2011 at 7:55 PM

OFF TOPIC BUT VERY IMPORTANT:

Brett Baier just quoted & referenced Ed in r/e the Petraeus kerfluffle!!

Hot Air is all over the place baby!!

Tim Zank on March 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Awesome!

wi farmgirl on March 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM

No way. Not again.

NeoKong on March 16, 2011 at 8:57 PM

What’s Mike Castle got to say about all this?

Akzed on March 16, 2011 at 9:17 PM

She ran a horrible campaign with an absentee campaign manager and now she is running again? Tea Party Express going to blow another race by supporting Angle? Whoever runs that outfit did a louzy job of choosing candidates. How anyone thought her or ‘I am not a witch’ O’Donnell were good candidates is beyond me.

PhiKapMom on March 16, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte — they would have destroyed Dingy.

amerpundit on March 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM

No they wouldn’t have. Reid knew he had it in the bag no matter what opponent he went up against. Unions.

ddrintn on March 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I was there. Reid kicked our tails on GOTV,

Unions again.

and Angle made some pretty serious flubs. I’m surprised he won by as much as he did, but I’m not at all surprised that he won.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Give me a break. The “she’s a bad candidate” template was set the moment she won. It’s sort of like the “Palin is dumb” template that began on August 29, 2008.

ddrintn on March 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

we were deprived of “hump bot” on Nov 2, 2010, therefore Angle cannot be forgiven.

maineconservative on March 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM

He!! no, with that hair cut?….puleeeeez

micmac on March 17, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Go away. And take O’Donnell with you

MyImamToldMeToDoIt on March 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM

You got that right. They cost us 2 senate seats! We would be in the majority in there as well if it weren’t for those clowns.

MJBrutus on March 17, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Of course, all this speculation on CD2 is academic until the legislature redistricts. They may make that seat considerably more competitive.

JohnGalt23 on March 16, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Nevada is supposed to gain a district, so that each of the 3 existing districts will lose some voters and a new district will be created. Since the entire state is competitive, and most of the population is in Clark County, the legislature could end up creating three competitive districts and one conservative district, depending on how they carve up Clark County.

Sharron Angle didn’t score any points when she started talking about banning liquor in a state dominated by Las Vegas. In a conservative House district, maybe she should campaign for cowboy poetry…

Steve Z on March 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Give me a break. The “she’s a bad candidate” template was set the moment she won. It’s sort of like the “Palin is dumb” template that began on August 29, 2008.

ddrintn on March 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Oh, I’m sorry. Were you there? Because I was. Read the R-J every day. Got Ralston flashes every day. Dealt with NV GOP players every day, some of whom I was working for.

Oh, and BTW, I voted for her. Did you?

When your candidates start getting put at risk because of her flubs, maybe you will be qualified to hold an opinion. Until then, stop whining, STFD and STFU, and maybe you’ll learn something.

JohnGalt23 on March 17, 2011 at 9:50 AM

Steve Z on March 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Steve, I take it you are on the ground in NV. I’m out of state for now. Do you hear any rumors out of Carson about just how they are likely to divvy up the districts? Inquiring minds, and what not…

JohnGalt23 on March 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

I love the demotivational poster quote:

Quitters never win, and winners never quit. But those that never win AND never quit are idiots.

TexasDan on March 17, 2011 at 2:07 PM