Sharron Angle

Nevada Senate Candidate Directs Voters to Porn Page
Campaign mailer printed wrong URL for opponent's website

Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle said her campaign sent voters a mailer that directed them to a pornography web site by mistake. (Bill Clark/Roll Call file photo)

Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle said she meant to direct voters to her opponent's website instead of a page full of graphic images of anime characters having sex.  

Angle, who is running against Rep. Joe Heck in a tight GOP primary race that could determine control of the Senate, apologized Thursday for printing the wrong web address in her mailer and quickly changed the URL in a digital version, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.  

Former NRSC Officials: Sharron Angle Didn't Know How Social Security Worked
Some who worked with 2010 Nevada Senate nominee say she can't be allowed to win 2016 primary

Sharron Angle is again seeking the GOP nomination for Senate in Nevada. (Jason Davis/Getty Images)

In the summer of 2010, Sharron Angle visited with top officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in their Washington headquarters. It was the first time the two parties had met, just weeks after Angle had won a surprise upset in Nevada’s Republican Senate primary.  

The NRSC leaders wanted to talk about politics and policy with their newly minted nominee, but when the conversation turned to Social Security, they learned they had a big problem. Angle, according to two people in the room, talked about the entitlement program as if its cash reserves were literally stored in a “lockbox,” located in a government facility in West Virginia.  

Surprise Candidate Enters Nevada Senate Race
The conservative challenger could thwart Heck's chances of winning the swing-state seat

Sharron Angle addresses attendees at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Convention in Nashville in August 2015. (Jason Davis/Getty Images)

The Republican Party's path to winning Harry Reid's Senate seat became more complicated Friday when Sharron Angle -- the tea party favorite who won the GOP's 2010 nomination -- unexpectedly decided to run for the Nevada post.  

The Nevada secretary of state's office said Angle filed to become a candidate for Senate, and she confirmed the run in an interview with the Associated Press .