Skip to comments.Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat
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."
The American Independant party was the only conservative party in the country in the early ‘90s.
“I even voted for a Democrat once for School Superintendant.”
You should have known better than that; most educators are flaming liberals trying to indoctrinate our kids.
Seriously, most people above the age of 50 who are conservatives have voted for a Democrat at one time or another. I was a strong supporter of John Connally when he ran for Gov. of Texas over Smilin’ Ralph Yarborough and the GOP candidate Jack Cox. Of course, that was when there were some legitimate Demo conservatives in TX.
That attack dog won’t hunt!
“Reids got a lot of little helpers here.”
Apparently, and some of them surprise me a bit.
She’s got a long way to go to catch up with Obama in the unraveling department.
Go ahead and dig away!!
So was I. At first, I had lots of fun infiltrating local Rat assemblies and functions. Then I was too lazy to change it. But finally the ignominy of being a registered Rat was to great to stomach and I filled out the form to change from a dirty Rat to a gleaming Pub. Have felt better about myself every since.
I think I must have been a DINO.... non-active, unregistered, and a long time ago. I believe “transformed liberals” have some extra insight into the hypocrisies of the democrat party. As the saying goes, “A conservative is a liberal who realizes he’s been mugged.”
“Wow, its been a week ans shes starting to unravel. Fast than I would have thought. A lousy candidate.”
The Dems are pulling out all the stop to try to save Harry Reid’s sorry butt, and you’re helping them by slamming Angle. Are you a seminar Freeper?
Add Michelle Bachmann to the list too!
I’d heard that Reid was once a human but had it surgically removed.
Harry Reid has been a Registered Democrat since Sharon Angle quit the Democrat Party. Well Reagan used to be a Democrat too, so according to the Press only current Democrat Obama supporters count anyway.
Yes, it sure is.
Why knowledge she was a Democrat for a few years sure puts a damper on her electability. Imagine how damaged she’d be if she’d been one for decades like Reagan..oh wait.
No, it’s not: it’s alright to rat, but you can’t re-rat. She was a Republican then became a Democrat (at the height of the Reagan Revolution) and then later became a Republican again. The analogy isn’t to Reagan, it’s to Arlen Specter.
I doubt I’m helping them. Angle was a poor choice. Reid is no choice.
NO, just better informed.
I’m not a turncoat. I never supported her. I thought she was the weakest of the three candidates running againts Reid.
Exactly. The more I hear about her, the more I like her. She wants to pull the US out of the UN, kill the Education Department, and privatize social security. The moderates are screaming and the best they can come up with was that 22 years ago she was a Democrat. And after that she was third party because the GOP wasn't conservative enough for her. To me thats an endorsement, not a criticism.
I am pissing in the wind here, but I get bored with towing the line. She’s got a trainload of issues, this is just beginning.
But now that she is the winner...
I rest my case TURNCOAT!
If she’s in...
I did know it...but it’s not what Angle did. Reagan left the Democratic party to become a Republican and the central figure of modern conservatism. Angle was a Republican and left the central figure of modern conservatism to become a Democrat. See the difference? ...or did you not know that?
...and as a conservative, before a Republican I will only support her if I think she’s a good conservative. I don’t.
I rest my case PARTYMAN!
...was there more to that?
“The only thing unraveling is your manhood.”
You’re coming to the defense of a conservative female? I’m at a loss for words. Up to now you were so predictable. Did Duncan Hunter and the Falcon Party approve that?
So was Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence, etc..so? Time to “moveon”..
You are trying to horn in on Nevada politics even tough you are a KALIFORNIA resident!
I too am from Kalifornia, and have supported her with my hard earned $, All you want to do is slander, slime, and create a web of negativity.
Where’s your cold hard cash going!?!
Zell ain’t near the conservative as he puts on...
Got an email a while back from some guy claiming to run the Tea Party-says he’s an ex-liberal.
Some do wake up and smell the coffee.
You know nothing about my support for candidates. You would eat your words if you did.
Your words mean nothing!
Bring it on or STFU!
Just in case you decide to post your weak assed list..
I have to go feed my family, but will return tomorrow to read all you have to say.
So was Ronald Reagan...
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No, the analogy would be similiar to all of the Republicans who jumped to the Democrat party in the last presidential race to influence the Democrat party primary. In this instance she stated she jumped to influence one election. No different.
Nice try but no. Your argument is without merit. There are issues that could harm her, maybe, but this isn’t one and not evidence of a fraying campaign.
Lastly, I don’t really care if she was your favorite.
She won the primary. She’s a conservative. We support the election of conservatives here. Not try to tear them down because you think someone would make a stronger candidate.
Show her advancing liberal causes and that changes things. You haven’t shown that.
But I do. That's my opinion, and that's what we do here...opine.
That was my whole point. I think she was the weakest of the candidates; the easiest for Reid to defeat.
Why would you be at a loss for words? Palin & Carly aren’t exactly my idea of conservative chicks. Bachmann and Blackburn and Angle are more to my liking.
The good news is that, if this is the worst they can find about her, she’s probably clean.
You’re so right on a number of levels. Excellent...
So was I, but I saw the light. Many people have.