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Web firm that boosted Scott Brown swoops in for Sharron Angle

It's an open secret that Sharron Angle, the GOP's new nominee against Sen. Harry Reid (R-Nev.), is being encouraged to shake up her tiny, grassroots campaign. Republicans just can't afford to be too obvious about it -- a top National Republican Senate Committee staffer parachuting in to retool Angle's strategy would give the game away. So the first retooling came on Angle's website, which, pre-primary, was stuffed with policy positions rich with material for attack ads.

On Wednesday, that site was gone, replaced with a new site designed, as Rachel Maddow's staff discovered, by The Prosper Group Corporation, which worked on Sen. Scott Brown's successful campaign in Massachusetts. Out: a confusing mish-mash of links. In: a gigantic donation button, updated by the dollar, informing us that Angle has raised nearly $500,000 since the relaunch.

During the transition, liberal web sites mocked Angle for pulling down an issues page. That page is back up, with the original text, including Angle's unpopular suggestion to open Yucca Mountain to nuclear waste and "invite scientists to do research and development in a secure test site environment as well as mentoring students who would come to UNR and UNLV to study under these great minds."

By David Weigel  |  June 11, 2010; 3:24 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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