Nevada Republican Senate primary

Sharron Angle
Sharron Angle (Isaac Brekken - AP)
SOURCE: | The Washington Post - June 6, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Republican race for the right to challenge embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D) could go in a number of directions Tuesday.

Former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle enters primary day as the slight front-runner, due in part to significant expenditures from the Club for Growth -- among other conservative third-party groups -- on her behalf.

But former state party chairman Sue Lowden, who hamstrung her once-front-running campaign by suggesting a barter system for health care, remains in the game because of her considerable personal spending. And then there is businessman Danny Tarkanian, who has hung around as Angle has risen and Lowden has fallen. He is the son of Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV men's basketball coach.

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