Politics

Angle announces run for Congress in 2012

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter

Sharron Angle announced Wednesday that she will again try for elected office and will run for Congress to represent Nevada’s 2nd District. The seat is currently held by Republican Dean Heller, who has announced that he will make a bid for retiring Senator John Ensign’s seat.

“The job still needs doing,” Angle wrote in an email to supporters.

“That’s why I am announcing today that I will be running for the U.S. House in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional district. The job still needs doing, and I won’t stand by and wait for someone else to do it.”

“The effort to bring the people’s voice back into government did not end in 2010,” Angle said, in a video announcing the bid.

In November, Angle lost her bid to replace Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, despite intense dissatisfaction with Reid and an anti-incumbency slant to the election. Though favored in polls going into the race, she was bested by Reid on election day.

“The 2010 election was bittersweet. Conservatives had some victories, but we still face obstacles from Democrats in Congress and in the White House,” Angle says in the video.

The former Nevada Assemblyman member received substantial Tea Party support, but was also heavily criticized for numerous gaffes.