WASHINGTON -- A national tea party group says it is endorsing Sharron Angle, a former member of the Nevada State Assembly, in this year's U.S. Senate race in Nevada.
She is one of 21 candidates including 12 Republicans trying to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is seeking a fifth term.
The Tea Party Express lists Angle as one of its seven heroes participating in Senate races around the country. The endorsement gives Angle a boost in publicity in an extremely crowded race. The organization made its endorsement at a press conference in Washington after beginning a national tour in Reid's hometown of Searchlight.
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