(WASHINGTON) -- Sharron Angle, who lost last November in her bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, announced Wednesday that she would seek the GOP nomination for the second district House seat being vacated by fellow Republican Dean Heller.
Angle said she was running because Democrats in Washington refuse to cut spending, continue to fund NPR and Planned Parenthood, and support the implementation of the healthcare reform law.
During last fall's election, Angle, a Tea Party favorite, appeared to be a shoe-in to win Reid's seat, only to see the Senate majority leader rally his base during the final weeks of the campaign to score an upset victory.
State Democrats issued a scathing response to Angle's announcement, saying, "Sharron Angle's extremist views are so far out of touch with middle-class Nevada families that they're rightly labeled radical and right-wing. Whether it's her refusal to do anything to create jobs if she got to Congress or her belief that Medicare and Social Security should be phased out, Sharron Angle's views are too extreme for Nevada families."
Some Republicans also aren't on board with another Angle candidacy.
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