The National Taxpayers Union Campaign Fund (NTUCF) has endorsed Sharron Angle over incumbent Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for U.S. Senate in Nevada.
The NTUCF, the political action arm of the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union, is supporting the Republican candidate because of her pledge to reform the tax code, limit entitlement spending and end the abusive practice of earmarking.
"These promises are refreshing and admirable at a time when fiscal discipline in Congress is so low," NTUCF president Duane Parde said.
Politico.com reports that the most recent polls favor Angle heading into the Nov. 2 midterm elections despite the fact that she has been criticized for certain statements made during her campaign. This includes her suggestion that unhappy conservatives might use "Second Amendment remedies" to protect themselves against the government and her defense of the view that the Constitution doesn't explicitly separate church and state.
Most recently, Angle drew ire from a Hispanic high school group when she said that some Latinos look Asian, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Reid, the current Senate Majority Leader, has criticized his opponent for avoiding reporters and not addressing her controversial remarks.
According to the news provider, Angle's campaign officials admitted that the candidate is keeping a low-profile and playing it safe in the final days before the election, employing a strategy typically used by an incumbent. Battling criticism over his involvement in the passing of the Federal stimulus package and healthcare legislation, Reid has been more aggressive on the campaign trail.