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July 28, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
"Tea party" icon Sharron Angle lashed back at John McCain Thursday, ridiculing him as a creature of the political establishment and highlighting the deep fissures within the GOP that the debt-ceiling debate have again laid bare. Angle, who failed in her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada last year, wasted little time in responding to McCain, who, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial, derided tea party politicians as “hobbits” a day earlier. Angle referenced McCain's support of the Wall Street bailouts in a statement.
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NATIONAL
November 11, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Mitt Romney's loss to President Obama on Tuesday unleashed predictable angst and debate in a Republican Party that must now decide how to attract a more diverse electorate. But for conservatives who identify with the tea party, one emotion seemed to dominate all others: a white-hot anger at the Republican establishment. Tea party supporters are angry at the GOP for embracing as its presidential nominee a "moderate" like Romney. For undermining "true conservative" candidates. And for "choosing to ignore" the conservative agenda.
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NATIONAL
October 14, 2010 | From Times staff writers
Reid's opening statement Finally! It's the closest, and most closely watched, race of the midterm elections, and now the long-awaited debate between the two virtually tied Senate candidates. This race has become a proxy for what is happening all over the country -- incumbents facing insurgents. In this case, it's Reid, the leader of Senate Democrats who is seeking his fifth term, versus Republican Angle, a former state legislator and darling of the "tea party" movement. Mitch Fox, host of Nevada Week in Review, is moderating in the studio of Vegas PBS. The candidates are standing at podiums.
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
There's consternation in Palin Nation. The former Alaska governor surprised many supporters this week when she endorsed Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, a political fixture who would seem to represent everything that Palinistas loathe, which can be conveyed in a simple phrase: “the entrenched Washington elite.” Though she has taken herself out of contention for office, Palin continues to keep herself in the political game as a kind of would-be kingmaker,...
NEWS
May 25, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Calling the planned special election "illegitimate," Sharron Angle said Wednesday that she will not be a candidate in the September race to fill a vacant congressional seat in Nevada. After the state's governor called for the vote last month, Secretary of State Ross Miller established rules that allowed any and all eligible candidates to file to appear on the ballot, regardless of party, which added some uncertainty to the fall race. Republicans who fear an Angle candidacy under such rules are challenging them in court, seeking the ability for each major party to nominate their own candidate instead.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Ashley Powers and P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
Democratic Sen. Harry Reid bested Republican upstart Sharron Angle to win the U.S. Senate contest in Nevada, a costly, closely watched brawl that pitted one of President Obama's top lieutenants against a "tea party" favorite. Outside groups poured millions of dollars into a race that many political observers saw as a referendum on Obama administration policies, which Reid had guided through the Senate. Angle bashed the policies throughout the campaign as doing little to help bring down Nevada's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2010 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
Republican candidate Sharron Angle bad-mouthed her own party but boasted of access to its leaders as she urged a little-known rival to bow out of the Nevada Senate race, according to a surreptitious audiotape of the meeting. The tape, first reported Sunday by the Las Vegas Sun, has become the latest issue in the hard-fought battle between Angle, a "tea party" favorite who became the GOP nominee, and Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader. In the 38-minute recording made last week, Angle tells Tea Party of Nevada nominee Scott Ashjian, who made the tape, that the "Republican Party has lost their standards, they've lost their principles, which is why party leaders have fought various tea party candidates.
OPINION
October 28, 2010 | Doyle McManus
There are many close races for the U.S. Senate this year, and many strange ones, but the bitter contest between two unlovable candidates in quirky Nevada is, for my money, the closest, strangest race of all. The Democratic candidate, Sen. Harry Reid, is one of the most powerful men in Washington, a master at steering billion-dollar federal projects to his economically busted state ? not someone you'd expect to find locked in a desperate fight for his political life. His Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, is a gaffe-prone "tea party" firebrand who canceled most of her public appearances in the last week of the campaign to avoid more missteps.
NATIONAL
October 18, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
Senators were angry and frustrated one evening when Sen. Jim DeMint single-handedly forced a showdown on a popular bill to expand the global AIDS effort. They booed, then advanced the bill over his objections to its scope and costs. Another politician might have been chastened by such a bipartisan rebuke. But DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, seemed fortified. The 2008 skirmish and others like it served only to validate his belief that the best way to advance his conservative agenda is to elect ideologically pure senators to replace his GOP colleagues.
NATIONAL
October 19, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Seeking to channel the sign-bearing, flag-waving enthusiasm of the "tea party" movement into ballot-box victories, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told hundreds of supporters Monday they couldn't "party like it's 1773" until Washington was flooded with like-minded conservatives. "I can see November from my house!" said Palin in a self-deprecating call to action that had been reprinted on buttons. Though an exuberant Palin plugged Sharron Angle, the Republican running neck-and-neck with Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, Palin spent much of her 26-minute speech denouncing the policies of Democrats, whose base is dispirited and whose congressional majorities are at stake in November.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.   Still, you can expect to hear Democrats focusing on some of the issues that have driven the nationwide gatherings, at least in Senate races in 2012. "Part of the reason I think the Occupy Wall Street movement is popular is because there is a general frustration with the growing income disparity in this country," Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, told reporters at a breakfast gathering hosted by the centrist think tank Third Way.  "This frustration exists far beyond just the folks that come out ... for Occupy Wall Street.
NEWS
September 29, 2011 | By Kathleen Hennessey
The group that powered Joe Miller, Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell to Republican primary victories is back in action. Tea Party Express, the California-based political action committee, has endorsed Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock in his bid to unseat six-term Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar. In a statement Thursday, Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer said Mourdock was a “true conservative.” “He understands the importance of putting an end to Washington's wild spending and skyrocketing debt,” Kremer said.
NEWS
July 28, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
"Tea party" icon Sharron Angle lashed back at John McCain Thursday, ridiculing him as a creature of the political establishment and highlighting the deep fissures within the GOP that the debt-ceiling debate have again laid bare. Angle, who failed in her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada last year, wasted little time in responding to McCain, who, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial, derided tea party politicians as “hobbits” a day earlier. Angle referenced McCain's support of the Wall Street bailouts in a statement.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Sen. John McCain on Wednesday took on conservatives reluctant to raise the national debt ceiling, calling them "tea party hobbits" and saying that if they reject the House Republican plan, they will help reelect President Obama. At times reading from a Wall Street Journal editorial during his floor speech, the Arizona Republican also ridiculed Democrats, saying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan is "full of smoke and mirrors. " But he directed the most biting sarcasm at his own party.
NEWS
May 25, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Calling the planned special election "illegitimate," Sharron Angle said Wednesday that she will not be a candidate in the September race to fill a vacant congressional seat in Nevada. After the state's governor called for the vote last month, Secretary of State Ross Miller established rules that allowed any and all eligible candidates to file to appear on the ballot, regardless of party, which added some uncertainty to the fall race. Republicans who fear an Angle candidacy under such rules are challenging them in court, seeking the ability for each major party to nominate their own candidate instead.
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Dean Heller was sworn in as Nevada's new U.S. senator on Monday, taking the seat left vacant by John Ensign after his resignation last week. Vice President Biden returned to the Capitol to administer the oath to Heller, a Republican who had served in the House representing Nevada's 2nd District since 2007. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced April 27 that he was appointing Heller to finish Ensign's term, which runs through January 2013. Ensign's resignation took effect May 3. Heller already had announced his candidacy in the 2012 Senate election before Ensign decided to step down rather than continue facing an ethics investigation stemming from his affair with a campaign aide.
NATIONAL
July 28, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Sen. John McCain on Wednesday took on conservatives reluctant to raise the national debt ceiling, calling them "tea party hobbits" and saying that if they reject the House Republican plan, they will help reelect President Obama. At times reading from a Wall Street Journal editorial during his floor speech, the Arizona Republican also ridiculed Democrats, saying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan is "full of smoke and mirrors. " But he directed the most biting sarcasm at his own party.
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Dean Heller was sworn in as Nevada's new U.S. senator on Monday, taking the seat left vacant by John Ensign after his resignation last week. Vice President Biden returned to the Capitol to administer the oath to Heller, a Republican who had served in the House representing Nevada's 2nd District since 2007. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced April 27 that he was appointing Heller to finish Ensign's term, which runs through January 2013. Ensign's resignation took effect May 3. Heller already had announced his candidacy in the 2012 Senate election before Ensign decided to step down rather than continue facing an ethics investigation stemming from his affair with a campaign aide.
NATIONAL
May 2, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
Throwing Nevada's special House race wide open, the state's election arbiter announced ground rules Monday that would allow any interested candidate to pursue the congressional seat — a tentative victory for Democrats. Democrats wanted a crowded field, which could splinter the Republican vote in a district where the GOP holds a modest registration advantage. Republicans wished to narrow the competition and place the nominating process in the hands of party insiders, who signaled their intention to pass over Sharron Angle, a "tea party" favorite who has already started running.
NEWS
May 2, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
Throwing Nevada's special congressional election into a wide-open competition, the state's chief election officer announced Monday that the ballot would be available to any candidate interested in pursuing the seat. “This interpretation allows open ballot access, freedom for all to run and ultimately it lets the people decide,” Secretary of State Ross Miller said at a news conference in Carson City. “That structure is as American as apple pie.” The alternative, dismissed by Miller, would have allowed party insiders to select their nominees for the Sept.
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