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Sharron Angle to join Tea Party tour


Sam Morris

Sharron Angle belts out Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” during a tax day Tea Party rally sponsored by Tea Party & Republicans Uniting Nevada Conservatives and Americans for Prosperity Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Grant Sawyer Building.

Updated Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 | 2:19 p.m.

CARSON CITY -- Sharron Angle is returning to familiar stomping grounds. The conservative Nevada Republican said Thursday she will join the "Reclaiming America Tour," a cross-country bus tour hosted by the Tea Party Express.

The 17-day tour begins Saturday in Napa, Calif., and will stop later that day in Sparks, Nev.

It will make 30 stops in 19 states and conclude Sept. 12 in Tampa, Fla., with a Republican presidential debate hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express.

"We want them to pay attention," Angle told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. The debate, she said, shows "the tea party is having an impact on the American landscape."

Angle said she will give speeches at every stop and attend the debate as an observer.

"The debate is significant because the presidential hopefuls will be responding to questions that pertain to fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government," she said in a statement.

The tea party's endorsement last year launched Angle to the national stage when she emerged the victor from a crowded Republican primary field to take on Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in the U.S Senate race.

Angle lost to Reid by 6 percentage points, or 40,000 votes.

A former state assemblywoman, Angle is a frequent candidate for public office and has a loyal, grass-roots following that allowed her to win the GOP U.S. Senate nomination despite being shunned by the Republican Party establishment.

But she took herself out of the running for Nevada's upcoming Sept. 13 special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat after a judge rejected rules set up by the secretary of state to allow almost anyone interested in running to appear on the ballot.

Instead, District Judge James Russell said the central committees of the major political parties should pick their candidates. The Nevada Supreme Court later agreed.

Angle, at the time, said Russell's decision amounted to an "illegitimate process" that disenfranchises voters.

The court ruling knocked 14 Republicans off the ballot, and the state GOP central committee embraced former state Sen. Mark Amodei as its nominee.

Since then, Angle has been promoting her book, "Right Angle: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim the Constitution," released in June. Proceeds go toward Angle's political action committee, Our Voice.

Angle has been vague on her plans but has said she hasn't ruled out a future run for office or entering the congressional race in 2012.

She reiterated that statement Thursday, saying her taking to the road with the Tea Party Express does not signal her immediate return to politics as a candidate.

For now, she said she is focusing on the mission of her PAC - to remove Reid as Senate majority leader by electing more Republicans and focusing on issues related to "election integrity."

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  1. The way I see it, TPE and Sharron have not learned a lesson. I wouldn't walk across the street to see her, I would travel across country to see Marco Rubio. And, let me tell you this, it is not because he is a winner, it is because she, Sharron is a loser. People, remember, even Obama got elected. Sharron can't win ever again. As far as I am concerned, neither can any candidate that has TPE backing. We need regular "Tea Party" people to support local candidates, NOT an out of state money machine, just trying to shove an idiot down our throat. Soros did that last election.

  2. Stand up comics around the country thank you Ms. Angle. ;-)

  3. When Sharron Angle heard that Rep. Waters (D-CA) advised the Tea Party to go straight to hell, she decided to respond by going straight to...Florida.

    I just hope she sings "God Bless America" every day as loud as she can to tone deaf Tea Partiers nationwide.

    She is guaranteed to make coyotes, dogs, cats and other wildlife yowling wherever she goes.

  4. She's come up with an abbreviation for this: SART.

    No. Doesn't stand for Sharron Angle's Revival Tour.

    Stands for Second Amendment Remedies Tour.

  5. Colin - Since Tea Partiers aren't much for spelling I think it is probably more like this:

    SART: The Traveling Circus is on the Move

  6. True, Judy. And Sharron Angle has officially taken the place of Bozo the Clown.

    "...her taking to the road with the Tea Party Express does not signal her immediate return to politics as a candidate."

    Thank God for small blessings. I think she is doing this so she can get a free bus ride though.

    I guarantee she'll show up to start the tour and wonder why the bus ain't yellow.

    "For now, she said she is focusing on the mission of her PAC - to remove Reid as Senate majority leader by electing more Republicans and focusing on issues related to 'election integrity.'"

    Good luck with that. Senator Reid asleep could do a way better job in Government than Sharron Angle awake could ever do.

    I'd be afraid to ask her what "election integrity" means.

    Probably a candidate that believes the earth is flat, Second Amendment Remedies have been altered to mean that every house should have an AK-47 ready for use, tri-corn hats should be a part of the mandatory uniform and everyone should receive history lessons from Michele Bachmann.

    You just can't take the crazy out of that hypocritical woman. She'll rail at Government, but still partake of its benefits when no one is looking.

  7. How many more time must we endure this woman still believing she is a political force!!. This tour just shows how much of a BOZO she is and the tea party. These people are the ones that the lights are on but nobody is home. So watch out for crazy's on a bus tour they are all one french fry short of a happy meal.

  8. I'm so happy she found a home.

  9. This was the icing on the cake, after a hard day at work! Thank you for the laughs everyone!

  10. Every speech will include a plea for money . You can count on that .

  11. Hurry, Hurrry Huurrry!!! step right up!!!...

    Let the sideshow begin!
    Hurry, hurry, step right on in!
    Can't afford to pass it by!
    Guaranteed to make you cry!

    (apologies to Blue Magic).

  12. An Open Letter to Eric Odom Regarding the Tea Party Express

  13. Angle and Palin staying in the mix is a sure fire way to keep Obastard in office.

  14. Just another nut in a jar full of them.