Sharron Angle (R-NV)

Sharron Angle served as a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2005. She is an ultra-conservative, and was the 2010 Republican nominee for the United States Senate in Nevada. This seat is currently held by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who won re-election against her. One factor that may have led to her defeat is that she is unable to spell her own name correctly. As everyone knows, there is only one "r" in Sharon.

Ideology & Beliefs


She believes that the U.S. Department of Education should be eliminated. She claims the Department of Education is "unconstitutional" and should not be involved in dictating educational standards. This will turn the American educational system into a free for all anarchy, jeopardizing our children's future!

United Nations

She believes in United States withdrawal from the United Nations, saying it is a bastion of liberal ideology and "the umpire on fraudulent science such as global warming".

Social Policy

She supports the Federal Marriage Amendment to ban same-sex marriage. She believes that single-income households are the best way to raise a family. Fortunately, given the state of the American economy, her wish may come true.

Angle is pro-life and opposes abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.

Sharron (sic) Angle is a vocal oponent of Sharia law. [1]

2006 Congressional Run

On August 15, 2006 Angle narrowly lost the primary for U.S. Congress in Nevada's 2nd congressional district. Nevada Secretary of State, Dean Heller defeated Angle and received 24,781 votes to Angle's 24,353.

After the primary, Angle refused to concede, complaining of voting irregularities that disenfranchised many voters in her popular home base of Washoe County, which includes Reno and is by far the district’s most populous and vote-rich jurisdiction. Rather than calling for a recount the normal route for candidates to challenge close election outcomes, she demanded to have the entire primary invalidated and held again. On September 1, District Judge Bill Maddox rejected Angle’s request on grounds that the state court lacks jurisdiction in congressional elections.

2010 Senate Run

Connections to Scientology

During the primary campaign, Sue Lowden took out a political ad criticizing Angle's alleged associations with Scientology and claiming Angle "pushed a bill favored by the Church of Scientology". The Las Vegas Sun noted that Angle's website credited her with a successful bill against psychotropic drugs in schools, a position also supported by Scientologists, and that Angle had accompanied celebrity Scientologists Jenna Elfman and Kelly Preston to promote the bill in the U.S. Senate. Angle herself promoted a similar bill in the Nevada Assembly, but was not successful. [2] [3]

Relationship with the Media

Angle was largely criticized for avoiding answering questions from the local press.[4] Hispanic journalists also said that they have never experienced such a shutout as the one they got from the Angle campaign. The journalists stated that they had never received information or press releases from her campaign.[5]


Angle was endorsed by many conservative activists, individuals and organizations, including the Club for Growth, the Tea Party Express, Joe the Plumber, and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum.