Essential reading: Election Day campaign memo with extraordinary language about what an Angle win would mean:
“Instantly, she becomes the symbol of America’s disapproval with President Obama and a warning to every member of the U.S. Senate to no longer side with the wishes of Obama over the wishes of their own constituents.”
TODAY’S ANGLE: Twilight in Searchlight
Tuesday, November 2
For one night – tonight – what happens in Vegas, will not stay in Vegas.
The victory of Sharron Angle over Harry Reid will be heard far beyond the city limits and far beyond Nevada. It will be heard all over the nation and it will be watched very closely on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Sharron Angle was the one that Harry Reid wanted to face, but she was more than he bargained for. The resilience of this grandmother from Reno is motivation for grassroots candidates throughout America and proof that the establishment is not all powerful.
Sharron was the Democrats #1 target and Harry Reid unloaded endless attacks on her for months. But the more he attacked, the stronger her support grew.
Going into Election Day, Sharron closed strong and peaked at the right time. She has now led in every one of the last 8 polls conducted on this race.
Tonight, she will become the first woman in history to be a U.S. Senator from the state of Nevada.
Against all odds, she will have defeated President Obama’s right hand man. Instantly, she becomes the symbol of America’s disapproval with President Obama and a warning to every member of the U.S. Senate to no longer side with the wishes of Obama over the wishes of their own constituents.
Quote of the Campaign
Captured yesterday by Jonathan Karl in his segment for ABC News:
“There’s two people I hate in the world. Ok? That’s the guy who ran over my dog who was in a ditch when I was in the military and Harry Reid.”
– Nevada voter speaking to Sharron Angle
(ABC News Nightline, Jonathan Karl “Battling for Nevada ” 11/1/10)