Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp
Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle just might be the Tea Party's biggest gamble yet.
A staunch conservative with a history of making bold and sometimes controversial comments, Angle insists her comments have been taken out of context in her campaign to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in upcoming midterm congressional elections.
"I'll be a mainstream senator," said Angle.
A grandmother of 10 children who secured the backing of Tea Party leaders on her way to winning the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, Angle has been both praised and criticized for her views.
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