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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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To: americanophile

On drugs?


151 posted on 06/16/2010 7:04:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: crunk

The American Independant party was the only conservative party in the country in the early ‘90s.


152 posted on 06/16/2010 7:21:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: arthurus

“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!


153 posted on 06/16/2010 7:26:36 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Syncro

“Reid’s got a lot of little helpers here.”

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Apparently, and some of them surprise me a bit.
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154 posted on 06/16/2010 7:27:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: americanophile

She’s got a long way to go to catch up with Obama in the unraveling department.


155 posted on 06/16/2010 7:29:21 PM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: americanophile

Go ahead and dig away!!

Turncoat!


156 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:36 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: nickcarraway
"Angle was once a registered Democrat"

Hummm, so?

157 posted on 06/16/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: nickcarraway
Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat

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.

158 posted on 06/16/2010 7:48:29 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.”


159 posted on 06/16/2010 8:02:35 PM PDT by drierice
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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.”
__________________________________________________

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?

- JP


160 posted on 06/16/2010 8:05:32 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Add Michelle Bachmann to the list too!


161 posted on 06/16/2010 8:13:05 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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I’d heard that Reid was once a human but had it surgically removed.


162 posted on 06/16/2010 8:16:49 PM PDT by ak267
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To: nickcarraway

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.


163 posted on 06/16/2010 8:20:22 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: americanophile

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.

Ridiculous statement.


164 posted on 06/16/2010 8:23:07 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Soul Seeker

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.


165 posted on 06/16/2010 8:30:42 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Josh Painter

I doubt I’m helping them. Angle was a poor choice. Reid is no choice.


166 posted on 06/16/2010 8:31:40 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: editor-surveyor

NO, just better informed.


167 posted on 06/16/2010 8:32:26 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: jonathonandjennifer

screw him


168 posted on 06/16/2010 8:33:14 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Randy Larsen

I’m not a turncoat. I never supported her. I thought she was the weakest of the three candidates running againts Reid.


169 posted on 06/16/2010 8:34:57 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: DoughtyOne
She was a Democrat for four years, and has been a Republican for the last 22. Big whoopie do...

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.

170 posted on 06/16/2010 8:36:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: RockinRight

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.


171 posted on 06/16/2010 8:37:11 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: americanophile

But now that she is the winner...

I rest my case TURNCOAT!


172 posted on 06/16/2010 8:37:15 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: grey_whiskers

If she’s in...


173 posted on 06/16/2010 8:38:01 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: samtheman

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?


174 posted on 06/16/2010 8:40:26 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: americanophile

http://www.freerepublic.com/~americanophile/


175 posted on 06/16/2010 8:40:47 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: Randy Larsen

...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!


176 posted on 06/16/2010 8:41:47 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Randy Larsen

...was there more to that?


177 posted on 06/16/2010 8:42:43 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: pissant

“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?


178 posted on 06/16/2010 8:43:37 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: nickcarraway

So was Ronald Reagan, Mike Pence, etc..so? Time to “moveon”..


179 posted on 06/16/2010 8:43:55 PM PDT by JSDude1
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Oh so what, when I was in my 20’s I didn’t know which party to support. When Bill Clinton ran for office I thought he was womderful, by the end of his first term I was a hardcore conservative. Yes, Bill, Hill and Al made me a republican. Assuming BO will be responsible for making many more young Republicans. PS: Charlton Heston was once a Democrat too.
180 posted on 06/16/2010 8:44:30 PM PDT by sanjoaquinvalley (Long Time Lady Lurker)
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To: americanophile

Yep!

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!?!


181 posted on 06/16/2010 8:49:52 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: mnehring

Zell ain’t near the conservative as he puts on...


182 posted on 06/16/2010 8:51:03 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


183 posted on 06/16/2010 8:52:23 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: Randy Larsen

You know nothing about my support for candidates. You would eat your words if you did.


184 posted on 06/16/2010 8:55:47 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: americanophile

Your words mean nothing!

Bring it on or STFU!


185 posted on 06/16/2010 8:59:12 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: americanophile

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.


186 posted on 06/16/2010 9:06:28 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: nickcarraway

So was Ronald Reagan...


187 posted on 06/16/2010 9:11:30 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: nickcarraway
Angle switched parties to work for a conservative Democrat running for state Senate

In my state there are many districts where if you want to vote conservative, or at least the more conservative candidate, you have no choice but to vote in the Dem primary b/c the winner almost automatically wins the GE. That could have been the case for this particular district in NV, which would explain a temporary switch.
188 posted on 06/16/2010 9:11:42 PM PDT by MDformerDem
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To: Randy Larsen

LARSEN, RANDY
LONG BEACH,CA 90802 THE ONCOR CORP./GENERAL MANAGER 4/23/08 $250 Clinton, Hillary (D)

LOL


189 posted on 06/16/2010 9:16:19 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: nickcarraway
So What? Like someone else pointed out Reagan was a Democrat, plus Charlton Heston was a democrat, Zell Miller is a Democrat.
190 posted on 06/16/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: americanophile

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.


191 posted on 06/16/2010 9:30:59 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: americanophile

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.


192 posted on 06/16/2010 9:35:09 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (?)
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To: Soul Seeker
"Lastly, I don’t really care if she was your favorite."

But I do. That's my opinion, and that's what we do here...opine.

193 posted on 06/16/2010 9:48:10 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Soul Seeker
"Show her advancing liberal causes and that changes things. You haven’t shown that."

That was my whole point. I think she was the weakest of the candidates; the easiest for Reid to defeat.

194 posted on 06/16/2010 9:58:47 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: nickcarraway
Sharron Angle Was Once a Registered Democrat

Youthful indiscretion.

195 posted on 06/16/2010 10:14:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: secondamendmentkid

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.


196 posted on 06/16/2010 10:14:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: nickcarraway
Democrats and liberal bloggers continue to search for surprising facts dig for dirt they can use to discredit...
197 posted on 06/16/2010 10:16:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: editor-surveyor

The good news is that, if this is the worst they can find about her, she’s probably clean.


198 posted on 06/16/2010 10:18:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: marron

You’re so right on a number of levels. Excellent...


199 posted on 06/16/2010 11:30:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (06/15/2010 Obama's Shame-Wow address...)
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To: nickcarraway
Angle was once a registered Democrat

So was I, but I saw the light. Many people have.

200 posted on 06/17/2010 12:59:11 AM PDT by Just Lori (To take our country back, we need to take our party back. NO MORE RINOS!!)
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