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Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat
CBS News ^ | June 16, 2010 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 06/16/2010 4:56:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Democrats and liberal bloggers continue to search for surprising facts about Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, but the Associated Press has uncovered one fact the left may not have anticipated: Angle was once a registered Democrat and worked to elect a Democratic politician in Nevada.

Rather than giving any indication of her ideological beliefs, however, that fact may simply show her history of independence from the Republican party. In the 1990's, she belonged to a conservative third party. Angle won the Nevada GOP Senate primary this month, knocking out the establishment candidate to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

While Angle alluded to conservative hero President Ronald Reagan the night she won the primary, she in fact was a registered Democrat during part of his presidency. Records show, the AP reports, that Angle was a registered Republican until 1984, when she switched to the Democratic party. She stayed a Democrat at least through March, 1988.

Campaign spokesman Jerry Stacy told the AP Angle switched parties to work for a conservative Democrat running for state Senate, but she voted for Reagan in both 1980 and 1984.

"She's always been conservative," Stacy said. "She switched parties to help run the (Democrat's) campaign."

In 1992, Angle helped resurrect the Independent American Party, the Wall Street Journal reported. The party reportedly favors low taxes and opposes gun control, illegal immigration, abortion, gay rights and "global government." Angle rejoined the Republicans in 1997.

The candidate in Washington this week to meet with Republican Party officials and conservative activists, but she has taken some heat for avoiding reporters.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said that within weeks, reporters will have "complete, 100 percent access" to Angle, the Washington Post reports.

"I think she needs to get staffed up and prepared," he said. "The kind of scrutiny candidates undergo in a general-election race like this is far different than virtually anybody's been through before, and I just think it's a matter of due diligence and being prepared."


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: democrat; infiltratedgop; nevada; nv2010; reid; teapartyexpress
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1 posted on 06/16/2010 4:56:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Lots of us were once registered Democrats. Then we got jobs, families, responsibilties and brains.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 4:58:22 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: nickcarraway

So was Ronald Reagan and that worked out okay for us!


3 posted on 06/16/2010 4:58:33 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ok and so?

Alot of us were


4 posted on 06/16/2010 4:58:37 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: nickcarraway
So...


5 posted on 06/16/2010 4:58:52 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow.

I hear Reid’s still a registered Democrat.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:01 PM PDT by marron
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To: nickcarraway

Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat, so was Jim Robinson and Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater Girl.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, it’s been a week ans she’s starting to unravel. Fast than I would have thought. A lousy candidate.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:31 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: nickcarraway
"The kind of scrutiny candidates undergo in a general-election race like this is far different than virtually anybody's been through before, and I just think it's a matter of due diligence and being prepared."

I guess scrutinizing Democratic congresscritters that man-handle young people in public doesn't matter.....

9 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:41 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: marron

LOL


10 posted on 06/16/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nickcarraway

I was once a registered Democrat. Ronald Reagan was once a registered Democrat. People get older and wiser.


11 posted on 06/16/2010 5:00:49 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh wow she’s just like me! Fully transformed[=


12 posted on 06/16/2010 5:01:08 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: nickcarraway

Some of us discover the truth behind politics later in life. I voted purely on appearance rather than policy in my early years.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 5:01:25 PM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: nickcarraway

When have to start paying taxes you almost always become a “CONSERVATIVE”


14 posted on 06/16/2010 5:01:25 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: nickcarraway

So much for trying to tar her as a right wing radical...


15 posted on 06/16/2010 5:02:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: nickcarraway

Quid pro quo, Angle should publish some of Reid’s dirty laundry. In fact, hit him with four or five facts for every one.


16 posted on 06/16/2010 5:03:08 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: nickcarraway

So was I..


17 posted on 06/16/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Clinton was for Goldwater? I didn’t know that. Wow. She must have been in it for the chicks.


18 posted on 06/16/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: americanophile

Un-ravel?


19 posted on 06/16/2010 5:03:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: nickcarraway

Barak Obama was once a Kenyan.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: unixfox

I didn’t even start voting till I became a conservative.


21 posted on 06/16/2010 5:04:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nickcarraway

Moi aussi.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 5:04:33 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

“I think she needs to get staffed up and prepared,” he said.”

Definitely agree with this statement, though maybe for a different reason than Cornyn. Harry Reid is going to call in every political favor, use every campaign trick, and throw out every accusation he can to win this race. I think Reid can be beaten, and beaten decisively, but he’s not going to go quietly into that good night.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 5:05:18 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: nickcarraway

So was Reagan. So what’s the point???


24 posted on 06/16/2010 5:05:42 PM PDT by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: nickcarraway

The “digital exam” by the vetting media is underway...surprise, surprise.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 5:05:44 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: nickcarraway

So was Ronald Reagan.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 5:05:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nickcarraway
Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat

So was Ronald Reagan.

Next attempt to smear, CBS?

27 posted on 06/16/2010 5:05:47 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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To: americanophile

How is this unraveling?


28 posted on 06/16/2010 5:07:17 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: editor-surveyor

Yes, the campaign-created aura of electability. It’s already fraying.


29 posted on 06/16/2010 5:07:53 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: samtheman

Just wait and see, it’s just the beginning.


30 posted on 06/16/2010 5:08:20 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: nickcarraway
Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat

So was Ronald Reagan and he turned out pretty well !

31 posted on 06/16/2010 5:08:24 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Yes!


32 posted on 06/16/2010 5:08:39 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Mr.Unique

Lots of Republicans and conservatives used to be Democrats and liberals. You might call it, growing up.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:03 PM PDT by sand lake bar
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To: americanophile
Wow, it’s been a week ans she’s starting to unravel. Fast than I would have thought. A lousy candidate.

I understand your need to gloat, but can you wait until there is a real issue?

34 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:18 PM PDT by TankerKC (This is the internet, not a court of law.)
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To: DemforBush; nickcarraway
I think Reid can be beaten, and beaten decisively, but he’s not going to go quietly into that good night.

His scam is, his sons are lobbyists and you pay $250k or $300k if you want to talk to the old man.

They aren't going to get off of that gravy train willingly, they'll go down clawing and scratching all the way.

Of course, Biden had the same deal going with his son until he became VP.

35 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:24 PM PDT by marron
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To: nickcarraway
If a man is not a socialist in his youth, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 30 he has no head" -- Georges Clemenceau, Former French Prime Minister and one-time radical.

36 posted on 06/16/2010 5:09:43 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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Many people change from Deomcrat to Republican but I think this was the issue

Angle was a registered Republican until 1984, when she switched to the Democratic party. She stayed a Democrat at least through March, 1988.

I guess when she went from Republican to Democrat 1984 to 1988 she was not a supporter of Reagan


37 posted on 06/16/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: DemforBush

Reid will have the power of Obama’s campaign team behind him. That means serious dirt, intimidation, theft, assault, and every other possible attack will be used against Angle.

Fortunately the democrats aren’t smart enough to figure out that this seems to make conservative women more popular.


38 posted on 06/16/2010 5:10:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TankerKC
It's an issue when you become a Democrat during the Reagan years. It's shows HORRIBLE judgment.
39 posted on 06/16/2010 5:11:14 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Alot of us were

I was never a registered Democrat, nor a formal member of the party, but I was a member of Young Democrats while in High School. (In Texas no one is a registered anyting, but they may be a party member). My first, and only, state convention cured me of that. The slightly older (college age) delegates were always trying to put the moves on the more attractive High School girls. (Including one I was somewhat enamored with, and who at least treated me civily). They also went around trading votes, including those that were not theirs to trade, like mine.

Man was he PO'd when I voted against his position. But he never asked nor tried to convince me of his position, so F&#( him. (it's only what he wanted to do to JW) :) Rat politicos haven't changed much since the late '60s, have they? :)

40 posted on 06/16/2010 5:11:51 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: americanophile
Yes, the campaign-created aura of electability. It’s already fraying.

Oh yes! CBS puts out a pointless tidbit and we're all in disarray!!!

OK, now we know who you are. So why are you even here?

41 posted on 06/16/2010 5:12:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: cripplecreek

I wasn’t a conservative when I started voting. But it didn’t take long for me to become one.


42 posted on 06/16/2010 5:12:39 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hell! I am a registered Democrat. I even voted for a Democrat once for School Superintendant.


43 posted on 06/16/2010 5:12:56 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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So? She grew up, a lot of great Republicans were Dems in their youth. This attack may just draw some dem votes her way.


44 posted on 06/16/2010 5:13:29 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: americanophile

My point #37


45 posted on 06/16/2010 5:14:27 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: central_va; All

Actually, he was once a woman. That’s what the whole crux of the birth certificate issue. There was no Barrack Hussein Obama but their was a BARBARA ELAINE OBAMA born in that Honolulu Hospital. She/he was born with genital ambiguity and was raised as a girl.
At puberty, male genitalia began to descend, stitching and sewing by the best Haiwai’an seamstresses worked in round the clock shifts. Unfortunately, his baseball throwing and leash-holding skills remained effeminate.


46 posted on 06/16/2010 5:14:52 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: mnehring

see #37 & 39


47 posted on 06/16/2010 5:15:30 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: cripplecreek
I didn’t even start voting till I became a conservative.

Me too. At least we didn't do any damage when we were "democrats." I thought I wasn't interested in politics. Then a nice man named Easter Thomas gave me "the test," which opened my self-described liberal eyes to the fact that I was actually a conservative. And the game was on. I was 27.

48 posted on 06/16/2010 5:15:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ecomcon
Mrs.Bill worked for Goldwater. That doesn't mean she was for Goldwater. It might well mean she was doing a project for her Poli-Sci class.
49 posted on 06/16/2010 5:15:51 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: americanophile

The only thing unraveling is your manhood.


50 posted on 06/16/2010 5:16:32 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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