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Nevada Primary: Where's Sharron?

Two-thirds of the front-runner pack in the Nevada GOP primary for the U.S. Senate are hustling through their final days before Tuesday's election -- at least, that we know of.

We know that Sue Lowden, a former state senator and chairman of the Nevada GOP, spent three hours Tuesday night on the phone alongside a few dozen volunteers at her campaign headquarters in Las Vegas. She talked to undecided voters, pumped her fist in the air when she got one, and even chatted with a newly converted supporter who pledged the use of his go-mobile -- portable billboard -- as soon as he can cover up the current ad for a local strip club. (Only in Vegas, folks. Only in Vegas). Lowden will launch a final bus tour of rural Nevada this morning.

We also know that Danny Tarkanian, the son of former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, ran from one meet-and-greet to the next through much of the same day -- with a break in the middle to celebrate the birthday of his 7-year-old daughter, Lois. Today, Tarkanian's got another packed schedule.

What we don't know is where Sharron Angle is. That's because she won't tell us.

We heard that Angle is appearing this morning on the program of conservative Las Vegas radio host Heidi Harris. But the former state assemblywoman who took Nevada -- and Washington -- by surprise over the past month by dramatically closing in on frontrunner Lowden isn't saying where she's campaigning this week.

Like Lowden, Angle is in the midst of a rural tour. But when asked where the tour would stop and when, Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy wouldn't say.

"She's not interested in meeting up with any media or anything," Stacy said.

Is Angle afraid she'll say something that will hurt her campaign? How will that strategy evolve if she wins the primary Tuesday and faces Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the general election?

By Amy Gardner  |  June 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
 
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