Sharron Angle Caught on Tape Blasting GOP Leaders

By Maya

Oct 4, 2010 8:12am

 ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports:

Nevada political analyst Jon Ralston has obtained a secretly recorded audio tape of a meeting Sharron Angle had with a third party candidate she wants to drop out of the race. On the tape Angle can be heard, both boasting about her clout in Washington and blasting Republican leaders for their lack of principles. “The Republicans have lost their standards, they’ve lost their principles,” Angle says.  “Really that’s why the machine in the Republican Party is fighting against me. …They have never really gone along with lower taxes and less government.” But Angle says her grassroots support gives her “juice” with Republican leaders in Washington. “I go to Washington, DC and want to see Jim DeMint, he’s right there for me. I want to see Tom Coburn, he’s right there for me. I want to see Mitch McConnell, he’s there,” she says. Angle spokesman Jarred Agen offered this reaction to ABC News:   “Sharron expressed what many working families in Nevada and across the country are feeling.  They are angry with Harry Reid, they are angry with Washington DC, and they want blunt plain-spoken leaders who are willing to shake things up.  Sharron represents the interests of Nevada, not the interests of Washington DC like Harry Reid does, and that's why she is going to win.”

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