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August 28, 2014

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Sharron Angle dodges press at Reno event

In recent days, the Nevada Democratic Party has set up a website tracking Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle’s expected appearances. Angle has refused press interviews and hasn’t held any public events since the debate. (See update below.)

The Democrats are aggressively goading reporters to follow Angle, even asking if the press has “given up” trying to find her.

The goading apparently worked.

Angle had a closed-press appearance at the Microsoft Licensing office in Reno today. A phalanx of local TV crews and reporters showed up to try and get a comment from her.

According to one reporter on the scene, Angle arrived about 40 minutes late. She spoke for about five minutes inside.

As the event was coming to a close, a campaign staffer in a car near the assembled press reportedly spoke loudly into his cell phone, saying: “She’s Ready? She’s coming out now?”

Two women then got into his car, while Angle apparently went out a side door, avoiding TV cameras altogether.

The press, thinking Angle was still inside the building, stayed outside for another half hour until one intrepid reporter begged Microsoft staff to let her in to use the restroom. (No, folks, it wasn’t me.) The reporter then confirmed that Angle had already left the building.

UPDATE: I was wrong to say Angle hasn't had any public appearances since the debate. She had a public rally with Newt Gingrich last week and she also gave a speech in Fernley.

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