Sharron Angle: Third Time’s a Charm?

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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RollCall reports,

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle announced Tuesday that she is running for the open 2nd district. Her announcement came in a video posted to her campaign website, and she tweeted a link to her redesigned campaign website.

My take: Angle has had two shots at Congress — first when she lost a 2006 GOP House primary to Rep. Heller, and more recently, when she blew a golden opportunity to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the 2010 General Election.

Harry Reid should have been retired — and if the GOP had fielded a good (or even mediocre) candidate, he would have been.

Angle would likely not have won the GOP nomination last year were it not for the help of outside groups, including the Tea Party Express and The Club for Growth, which poured in money in support of her cause.  She simply can’t win on her own — and propping her up has grown tiresome.

To be sure, Angle was a solid conservative vote in the Nevada Assembly, but she was clearly an inept and incompetent campaigner.

She can run if she wants to, that’s her right, but conservatives should think twice before pouring more of their money down the drain.

(Note: This is not to say she would lose a General Election, but that she has had her chance. My guess is that her tenure in Congress would be just as ignominious as her campaign.)

You can watch her announcement video here.