Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle will make another bid for Congress next year, but this time she's aiming for a seat in the House of Representatives.
On March 16, Angle announced her candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat in Nevada, which is currently held by Republican Dean Heller. A two-term Congressman, Heller revealed on March 15 that he will run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by John Ensign (R-Nev.), who recently announced his retirement amid controversy surrounding an alleged affair with a campaign aide.
In November 2010, Angle was defeated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) despite being ahead in several pre-election polls. In a YouTube video in which she announced her candidacy for the House, Angle called the 2010 elections "bittersweet" because of sweeping victories for other GOP politicians, including several Tea Party-backed conservatives.
"Conservatives had some victories but we still face obstacles from Democrats in Congress and in the White House," she said. "The Obama administration has made it clear that it intends to pursue unConstitutional legislation like Obamacare, job-killing policies, new regulations and a Federal spending increase that will paralyze our economic health."
According to The New American, Angle is popular among staunch conservatives because of her hard-line stance against Federal funding for abortions as well as social security and unemployment benefits.