What will Sharron Angle do?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011; 3:11 PM
Former Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle. AP Photo. WWSAD. That's short for "What will Sharron Angle do" and it's the question on the minds of almost every political operative in Nevada in the wake of Sen. John Ensign's (R) retirement announcement on Monday. Angle, in case you have been on another planet for the last year, was a tea party darling who came out of nowhere -- literally -- to win the Republican Senate nomination in 2010. She went on to lose to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) in the fall election after a campaign marred by her rhetorical stumbles and avoidance of the media. That race left many Republican strategists shaking their heads at the missed opportunity but established Angle as a major force within the tea party movement nationally. That grassroots support coupled with her demonstrated fundraising ability -- Angle collected $14 million in a single