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FreedomWorks (belatedly) backs Angle in Nevada

FreedomWorks announced Thursday that it is backing former Nevada state assemblywoman Sharron Angle in next week’s Republican Senate primary.

“The Nevada Senate contest presents the limited government movement with the biggest opportunity to ‘trade up’ this election cycle,” the group’s chairman, Dick Armey, said in a statement. “In no other race in the country can you find a wider divide between a big government incumbent and a courageous upstart challenger.”

The PAC, which has 4,455 members in Nevada, plans to give Angle a last-minute boost with a GOTV program including literature drops, phone banks and a yard sign campaign.

The endorsement comes as two new polls show Angle surging ahead of former state party chairwoman Sue Lowden and businessman Danny Tarkanian.

But it also just happens to fall one day before the state’s two-week early voting window closes. Nevada has one of the highest early-voting participation rates in the nation, with as many as 40 percent of voters casting their ballots before Election Day. (In the 2008 general, 58 percent of voters cast their ballots early).

As of yesterday, 15 percent of registered Republicans in Clark County (Las Vegas) had already cast their ballots.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  June 3, 2010; 5:07 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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