Many GOP members and supporters have expressed concerns about the electability of Tea Party-backed candidates who run on controversial conservative platforms such as Medicare and Social Security privatization.
One of the most prominent supporters of this approach during the primary season was Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, who is also an outspoken opponent of the Democratic-sponsored healthcare reform and many Federal institutions.
Recently, the 60-year-old politician sought to allay some of the fears that her staunch fiscal and constitutional conservatism may turn off the more moderate GOP and independent voters, by saying that she will be a "mainstream Senator."
In that vein, her website now states that "as a teacher and grandmother of 10, there is no one more committed to education than Sharron Angle," although she had previously campaigned on the platform of abolishing the Department of Education.
While she may still face a tough task of convincing independent voters, Angle appears to have received an unexpected boon from the revelations by the Senate Majority Leader’s former campaign manager Don Williams, who suggested that the politician may have accepted undeclared donations from individuals involved in prostitution in Nevada.