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Angle calls for voters to get involved

Author, tea party activist spotlights local politicians, shares her story during rally at golf club

Posted: September 27, 2011 10:24 p.m.
Updated: September 27, 2011 10:24 p.m.
 

Tea party activist and “Enough is Enough” author Sharron Angle attended her first fundraiser in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday night at a golf club near Sand Canyon.

Angle gained attention last year when she campaigned for U.S. Senate, going toe-to-toe with Harry Reid, a Democrat and U.S. Senate Majority leader.

On Tuesday, in the middle 18 holes surrounded by the Angeles National Forest, she found herself among friends and Republican Party faithful speaking at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club.

The mission, she told the group, is to remove Harry Reid as majority leader — a challenge she referred to as going after “low-hanging fruit.”

The fundraiser was hosted by some of Santa Clarita Valley’s Republicans who represent a group called Election Integrity Project.

“This is about the issues, and how I came to have the values I have,” she told a group of about 40 party devotees.
“I know you’re like me because if you had given up on this country, you would not be here,” she said. “We know we can have our country back.”

Paul Strickland, a candidate in the November 2012 race for the 38th District Assembly seat, was singled out by Angle as she explained how she got into politics, encouraging people to get behind him.

“I want to encourage you to run for local politics,” she said. “It’s going to take a great effort. We have to be more than voters.”

The Election Integrity Project sets as one of its goals: “to educate the public about the importance of volunteering for election work.”

 

Angle also singled out Joe Messina and the work he does on his radio show.

Before showing a slide show on how conservatives should best conduct themselves in the upcoming election, Angle told of how she grew up in Nevada.

Her “mom and dad” ran a motel in Ely, Nev., and she helped out with related chores there, such as making beds.

The married mother of two explained the title of her latest book: “Right Angle: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim the Constitution.”

“I wrote the book to tell my story and to explain how a right angle is also a true angle,” she said.
Angle was first elected in 1992 to the Nye County School Board.

She said she was motivated to get into politics after one of her sons failed kindergarten, running first for a spot on the school board.

One political race led to another as she encountered more reason to run each time.

“I have a friend who says, ‘I carry a gun because I can’t carry a cop,’” Angle said during the conclusion of her speech, which included a run-through of  each Constitutional amendment.

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