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October 4th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Angle urges Nevada candidate to pull out, criticizes Republicans

Kevin Bohn
CNN

Washington (CNN) - Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle urged third party candidate Scott Ashjia to pull out of the race at a meeting last week, saying his campaign could result in re-election for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to an audio tape of the meeting recorded by Ashjian.

During the session, she offered Ashjian access to several Republican Senators and "whatever juice I have" to help persuade him.

"Anything I can deliver personally I am glad to," Angle told Ashjian,who is running as a Tea Party candidate, during the Wednesday night meeting.

Angle said she and Ashjian share the same views of why the current political system is broken, but told him the best way for her to achieve her goals was to run as a Republican.

Ashjian, who has fought off several court battles to take him off the ballot, is vowing he is in the race to stay. Polls last month showed the race between Reid and Angle a dead heat with Ashjian pulling up to 5 percent support, depending on the survey.

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  1. Danram

    If the Republicans wind up blowing this race, a race they should EASILY be winning, then they will have nobody but themselves to blame for nominating a loon like Sharon Angle to begin with. Were I a Nevada resident, I'd really have to hold my nose to pull the lever for her. But then again, Bozo the Clown would be a better choice than Harry Reid. Still, had the Republicans had the common sense to nominate a more moderate candidate, they'd be 20 points ahead right now with nothing to worry about.

    Idiots.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

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