Sharron Angle will run for the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Dean Heller, Sun columnist Jon Ralston reported this morning.
Ralston said a knowledgeable source confirmed that Angle will run for the seat. Angle lost her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November 2010. [...]
The Republican Party’s top elected officials — Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki — quickly closed ranks around Heller on Tuesday. Other Republicans are on the shortlist for the seat: Nevada Republican Chairman Mark Amodei; state Sen. Greg Brower of Reno; Kirk Lippold, former commander of the USS Cole.
While I was hoping she would cause mayhem in the Senate race, I guess that just wasn't to be...
But hey, look on the bright side! Our Sharrrrrrrrrrrrrron might just cost the Nevada GOP a district they never lost before (but came close to in 2006, thanks to Our Lady of Perpetual Campaigning)!
Frankly, I think this is a MUCH better ad for her!
So don't count Sharrrrrrrrrrrrron out just yet! Remember, both Nevada GOP Chair Mark Amodei AND Lt. Gov Brian Krolicki want to run in NV-02 as well. If they both run and split the GOP establishment vote and $$$$, much like Dean Heller and Dawn Gibbons did in 2006, Angle just might slip through. (She came within 500 votes and a federal law suit then!)
We'll have to see how far Chuck Muth gets in pushing Kirk Lippold as "Mr. Tea Party". That's the only big worry for Angle in the primary, other than Krolicki possibly convincing Amodei to bow out.
But for now, I'm so happy we have Queen Obtuse Angle of the Teabaggers to mock again.