From the Las Vegas Sun:
Sharron Angle, who made a famously unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate in 2010, is running for the seat again. Angle filed late Friday in Carson City as a Republican candidate for the open seat of outgoing U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. Angle, a Tea Party darling, had faced Reid in 2010 after winning the GOP primaries and lost to him.
This time around, the GOP’s most prominent candidate is U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., who is also running. Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general, is seeking the seat with Reid’s backing. In all, 18 candidates are running for the Senate seat, one of a handful nationwide that the GOP hopes to gain in the election.
More from Yahoo News:
Her move adds another primary opponent for the Republican frontrunner, three-term Rep. Joe Heck, and could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim the seat over Reid’s endorsed candidate, former Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.
“It was the clamor of the people,” Angle told The Associated Press on Friday about why she decided to run. “People would walk up to me in the grocery store. People would say, ‘I sure hope you run.’ People all over the U.S.”
Angle won the Republican nomination in a divisive three-way primary in 2010, then lost to Reid in the general election, 50 percent to 45 percent. She’s a former state assemblywoman who also lost a GOP primary for the U.S. House in 2006.
Democrats have salivated over the prospect of Angle entering the race because it would sidetrack Heck from his general election-focused campaign. They’ve sought for months to conflate Angle and Heck, even introducing a pair of parrot costumes to suggest the two repeat each other’s positions.
Six years ago we had tons of fun at Angle’s expense. More please.