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November 2, 2010 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle has little love for the media these days. Now, she and her campaign are simply shutting out the Fourth Estate. In a radio interview aired this morning, the candidate made it clear that her campaign is not talking to reporters ? and her silence is journalists' fault because they're "unprofessional. " She added that others should follow her lead. "We need to bring back the professionalism into reporting, and I think that when we have an opportunity to teach a lesson, we should," Angle said in the interview with conservative talk show host Heidi Harris.
March 17, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Sharron Angle announced Wednesday that she will run for a U.S. House seat in Nevada, marking the "tea party" Republican's return to politics after her November loss to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. A former state lawmaker, Angle will vie in 2012 to represent a GOP-leaning district that includes Reno, Carson City and the state's rural swaths, partly because "Harry Reid still rules the U.S. Senate," she said in an e-mail to supporters. Angle ran for the House seat in 2006 and came within a hair's breadth of besting Dean Heller in the Republican primary.
October 14, 2010 | From Times Staff
Harry Reid and Sharron Angle meet tonight in a debate pitting the Democratic majority leader and top conservative target against a former state lawmaker and "tea party" favorite in a race emblematic of the nation's anti-incumbent mood. After Angle, 61, scored a come-from-behind victory in June's U.S. Senate primary, political observers wondered if she'd cool her fiery rhetoric in hopes of ousting Reid, 70, the unpopular but well-funded Nevada Democrat who has shepherded President Obama's agenda.
October 10, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
The increasingly contentious Nevada Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his ultra-conservative Republican opponent, Sharron Angle, took an ugly turn last week when the candidates accused each other of going easy on child molesters ? and campaigning isn't expected to get any more pleasant between now and election day. "It's not much fun to live through," said political scientist David Damore of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "It's about 95%, if not 100%, negative.
July 16, 2010 | James Rainey
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has gone to great lengths to make clear its loathing for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. The newspaper's publisher regularly writes about why the Senate majority leader is "so dumb." The editor gives moral support to Reid's election challenger, "tea party" darling Sharron Angle. Nevada's largest daily newspaper even raised the dead this week in its Reid fatwa . It prominently featured a news story about an octogenarian's obituary because the old woman's relatives made clear in her death notice that she really didn't like Reid.
October 14, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
A new poll of the Nevada Senate race shows "tea party" favorite Sharron Angle with a slight lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, as the candidates are set to meet for the first time Thursday night in a much-anticipated televised debate. The Mason-Dixon poll of 625 likely voters found Angle leading Reid 48% to 46%. It's the first time Angle has led that particular poll since winning the June 8 Republican primary. For all the focus on Wednesday's nationally televised Delaware Senate debate, Democrat Chris Coons has had a sizable lead over Christine O'Donnell in virtually every public poll.
August 12, 2010 | Ashley Powers
After Sharron Angle scored a come-from-behind victory in June's U.S. Senate primary, political observers wondered if she'd cool her fiery rhetoric in hopes of ousting Harry Reid, the unpopular but well-funded Nevada Democrat who has shepherded President Obama's agenda. Angle had called for scrapping Social Security, dismissed entitlement programs as "idolatry," and urged elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency — the type of positions that served her well as a state lawmaker in a heavily Republican district but were viewed as potentially too divisive for a statewide race.
November 3, 2010 | By Ashley Powers and P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
Fresh from a tough reelection battle, Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday offered an olive branch and a warning as Democrats prepared to deal with the new era of divided government in Washington. In a prepared statement issued in the early-morning hours, Reid said he was looking forward to working with the new Senate, where Republicans would have at least six more members and the GOP caucus a decidedly more conservative tilt because of the effect of lawmakers backed by the "tea party" movement.
November 4, 2010 | By Ashley Powers and P.J. Huffstutter Los Angeles Times
When Sen. Harry Reid took the stage to revel in his reelection triumph, hundreds of sign-waving supporters chanted, "Si, se puede!" The Spanish mantra of "Yes we can" was appropriate for the Democratic majority leader, long considered among the nation's most vulnerable incumbents. Reid won Tuesday partly because of his strength among Latinos and other minorities, many of whom were motivated by Republican Sharron Angle's racially charged rhetoric. "Yes we did," responded an ebullient Reid, who seized two-thirds of Latino votes and an even larger share of black and Asian ballots, according to exit polls.
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