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Despite loss, Sharron Angle says she’s still smiling


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Sharron Angle delivers her concession speech at the Republicans’ election-night party early Wednesday at the Venetian.

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After a bruising campaign, Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle conceded the race for U.S. Senate to incumbent Harry Reid in a speech to her supporters.

Angle conceded the race shortly after midnight — more than an hour after Reid declared victory — saying she had talked to Reid and congratulated him.

Reid, the Senate majority leader, won a fifth term with 50.24 percent of the vote to Angle’s 44.59 percent, or 361,655 votes to 320,996.

Angle thanked her supporters, many of whom were participating in a campaign for the first time, she said.

“We the people have been awakened over the last 20 months and it’s been an incredible journey,” she said. “I’ve never seen the kind of patriotism that I’ve seen over the last 20 months.”

Angle then shifted to a speech not much different than the ones she has given throughout her campaign, calling for government to cut spending, pay down the debt, repeal “Obamacare” and make the Bush tax cuts permanent.

Despite losing a race that many polls had her leading right up to Election Day, Angle said she remains positive.

“We have a future here,” she told supporters who had gathered at the Venetian on the Strip for what they had hoped would be a victory celebration.

“I want you to see that I’m still smiling and it’s because I still believe in American exceptionalism,” she said.

At the end of her speech, a quick slip made Angle sound like she was getting ready for another race.

“We all have the right Angle for governor — for government,” she said.

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  1. It's just amazing that there are that many ignorant people who actually voted for her to begin with.

    There was a study released recently that stated Las Vegas was the dumbest metropolitan city in the country. I can't help but agree with it after seeing the results of this election.

  2. Apparently God had a change of heart about electing Sharron Angle.

  3. Just hold on there chippersql... We still have lame duck session of Congress to get thru. It's going to be very interesting watching how these teabagger devotes will react to our National debt ceiling raise from extending the Bush tax cuts. The CBO estimates around a 4trillion increase. Man, how do these people keep getting elected knowing they can't promise cutting the deficit with out raising taxes, or the opposite, cutting taxes with out increasing the debt.

  4. LOL, Jim Weber! God changed his/her mind! How does she reconcile that? She thoguht she was the anointed one, the second coming and now she is looking for a job substitute teaching again....

  5. The last political ad I saw late yesterday afternoon was Angle's horrible, racist, anti-immigration ad. It was probably the most vile political commercial run in the country. How on earth did she think that would play in a state with a fairly large Hispanic electorate? Never mind what she did at Rancho High. Of course she is still smiling -- she always smiles even while spewing c**p and venom. Thank goodness that extreme and extremely creepy woman will not be our senator. Check and checkmate, Senator Reid. Congratulations.

  6. Fiscal Sanity? Fink, you're a barrel of laughs. Apparently you can't tell many of your "Dumbocrats" voted for Sandoval. And the fact that you even used the term "Dumb" in reference to those that were opposed to Angle is very telling.

  7. Fiscal sanity Mr. Fink? It was and always has been your Republican party that drove America to this financial crater. Its your party that seems to forget the facts when convenient to your current "spew" Now those Tea Bag loons your so proud of will need to perform in an arena where they will be completely incompetent. We will be watching and reminding you and other misguided voters how inept they will turn out to be. Fortunately enough Nevada voters were smart enough to say no to Angle insanity.

  8. I hate to tell you, Sharron, but that *GRIN* is what scared a giant portion of an electorate that "Hated Harry" to decide that they'd vote for him anyway, because YOU ARE just too extreme, even for extremists!
    Commence Countdown Sequence; Prepare for liftoff...

  9. I would like everyone to go back and look at the Congressional record. Along with yea votes from Reid, Obama, and Pelosi, you will find Boehner, Cantor, and the esteemed Republican leadership all voted yea for the TARP bailout. In hindsight looking back, knowing that 700billion went to pay Wall Street bonuses I don't think either Democrat or Republican would have of voted for it. The point I'm trying to make is these same party leaders are running the show, so nothing has changed. You Teabaggers think you won a victory, Mr. Boehner, and Mr. Demint will show you how Washington really works.

  10. Now if we could only get rid of Mr Family values John Ensign.

  11. Look at all the Angle supporters throwing her under the bus. The mean-spirited people out at the RJ, who said Angle was the way to go, now say she was a sub-standard candidate.

    The talk radio boot-lick-ers, like Alan Stock out at the Republican News Station KXNT, are now saying Angle was no good. Gee, how times change overnight.

  12. That was the Republicants I heard moaning and groaning. All that money and propaganda campaigning did very little good in Nevada.

  13. VegasVegas:
    [[Well at least you taught the media a "lesson" by not talking to them. How'd that work out for ya? LOL.]]
    Maybe she learned the lesson that when you pick a fight with the media, they always, always get the last word.

  14. Yahoo! Conservatives win all across America! The babbling bleating of herds that think they won is so hilarious to listen to. Their chatter is soooo funny.

    We have taken our country back from the Communists.

    Ha ha ha ha. Kool-Aid is still on me, Libs.

    Now what are all of these retired government workers from California who are on public welfare going to do with their time?

    What's Mark call them? Drones! Baboons! Bleating babblers!

  15. Sharron Angle was a "ringer."

    Harry Reid didn't even have to campaign.

    Must be an ego problem. Not a good thing for a person in a leadership position.

    But go ahead and be happy everyone.

    The dark clouds are forming and everyone is going to DIE horrible uh...December. LOL

  16. Actually, I think Ms. Angle is still smiling because it's what God wants her to do. At least that's what she told us a while back.

  17. Yes, her grin should be accompanied by the music from "The Twilight Zone"