Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle writing an autobiography
Sharron Angle is writing a book, Mitt Romney has picked up an endorsement in Nevada, Virginia Thomas is working for the Daily Caller and Rick Scott doesn’t use email.
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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
* House candidate Sharron Angle is writing an autobiography, “Right Angle,” which will be self-published in April. The unsuccessful Senate (and, previously, House) candidate is now running for the open House seat in Nevada’s 2nd district. In preparation for her bid, she has started opening up to the press she shunned during her last campaign.
* Ken Buck really wants to balance the budget. The former Senate candidate, having already launched a balanced budget non-profit, Balance America, has now joined Pass the Balanced Budget Amendment as a chairman. He’ll spearhead grassroots efforts for the group, formed by former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.
* A new CNN poll finds that public opposition to new nuclear power plants has risen since last spring, likely in response to the disaster in Japan. A small majority is against building new plants, even as most Americans back the use of nuclear power and keeping existing plants open.
* Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is now a special correspondent for the Daily Caller, conservative commentator Tucker Carlson’s website. Thomas will “interview key political and community leaders – from high-profile politicians to grassroots activists – with a focus on listening to those outside the Beltway,” according to a press release. Thomas’ involvement in the tea party movement has created political headaches for her husband. She also made headlines last year after leaving a early morning phone call for Anita Hill, the woman who accused Thomas’ husband of sexual harassment.
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott does not use email, he revealed today. "If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me [a letter], I don't have e-mail," the conservative chief executive told a group of public employees. "It's easier, I never get an e-mail that I get embarrassed by that way. It's not as easy to communicate, but I don’t have email, but send me a letter or something."
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS:
* Newly-elected Nevada Rep. Joe Heck (R) says he’ll back Mitt Romney, should the former Massachusetts governor run for president again. Romney campaigned for Heck in 2010, and their friendship dates back to the 2008 campaign. Romney won Nevada that year, and he’s been focusing on the state again in his pre-announcement trips.
* Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) might get an unusual challenger – his former spokesman, Jack Stollsteimer. Democrats are hoping to recruit the former safe schools advocate, who worked for Meehan when the freshman lawmaker was a district attorney.
* Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is considering a presidential bid. “The only decision I've made is I won't run against my dad,” he told reporters today. There’s still a good chance Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will run again, but if he doesn’t, his son could conceivably pick up a lot of his fervent supporters.
* A Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee is holding a hearing next week on “Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims.” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) caused controversy when he held hearings earlier this month on the radicalization of Muslims in America.
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