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GOP Picks NV Tea Party Candidate in Reid Battle

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Republicans have chosen tea party favorite Sharron Angle to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in November.

Her win in the GOP primary Tuesday marks the start of a showdown between one of the most powerful --and unpopular -- incumbents in America and a conservative renegade who wants to turn Washington on end.

Nevada Democrats handed Reid the party's nomination Tuesday in his bid for a fifth term.

Angle is a former school teacher and legislator. She grabbed the nomination after a brutal primary in which her rivals depicted her as too extreme to appeal to independents who often cast the decisive votes in centrist Nevada.

She benefited when one-time front-runner Sue Lowden was widely mocked for suggesting consumers use chickens to barter with doctors.

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