August 21, 2014
Assemblywoman Sharron Angle has gone to court
seeking a new Republican primary election despite criticism from a
pair of top party leaders to end her contest against Dean Heller
for Nevada's second district congressional seat.
Angle lost to Heller by 421 votes in the August 15th primary.
The G-O-P victor faces Democrat Jill Derby, an 18-year university
system regent, in November's general election
Heller says he's not concerned about Angle's legal challenge,
saying his focus now is on his race against Derby.
Angle is citing problems at polling places in Washoe County,
saying it's her intent to defend "every person's right to vote."
She also said Republican Nevada U-S Sen. John Ensign urged her
to abandon the effort "for the greater good," but she refused.
Ensign says it's time to move on.
Republican Congressman Jim Gibbons also says the challenge is
bad for the party. Gibbons has held the seat in question for 10
years but is running for governor. His wife, former Assemblywoman
Dawn Gibbons, finished a distant third in the primary against
Heller and Angle.
He told said that Angle's challenge" will only be something that drags people down."