RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tea party favorite Sharron Angle says she has the best chance to win a race for an open U.S. House seat in Nevada because of her anti-tax voting record and ability to attract votes in the conservative district.
Angle continually pointed to a sign with the number 19,677 next to her during a news conference Monday in Reno.
She says that represented her margin of victory over Senate Majority Harry Reid in House District 2 during her unsuccessful campaign against him last year.
Angle says the number shows why she thinks she has the best chance to capture the seat in next year’s elections.
Angle, the first declared candidate for the seat, is expected to face opposition from within her party for the seat being vacated by Dean Heller.