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The Tea Party and its extreme right-wing Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s new best friends.
Before Tuesday’s Senate primary in Nevada, most political oddsmakers considered Reid a goner. Now he’s got new life, thanks to the nomination of Angle, a fringe Tea Party poster child who thinks water flouridation is a Communist plot, abortions cause breast cancer and nuclear waste belongs at Yucca Mountain not far from Las Vegas.
Congressional Quarterly, a respected Washington political publication that handicaps races, moved the Nevada Senate campaign from “leans Republicans” to “tossup,” which gives the veteran Nevada Senator new life.
Internal polls by both Democrats and Republicans show Angle’s selection as the GOP nominee has tightened the race and Reid may have momentum.
Looks like the Tea Party pot is boiling over.