Angle considering 2012 run for Congress

GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle, who lost her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), could be back on the campaign trail in 2012. 

The Tea Party-backed Angle said she could run for the state's 2nd district congressional seat should its current occupant, Rep. Dean Heller (R), battle Sen. John Ensign in the primary (R) in two years.

“I will always be involved in politics. I have a lot of options next cycle,” she told the Lahontan Valley News. “Lots of options.”

Angle narrowly lost a 2006 primary race against Heller to replace Jim Gibbons (R), who ran for governor. 

Heller has taken digs at Ensign, who is under investigation for allegedly helping to secure a lobbying job for an ex-aide with whose wife he had an extramarital affair. But the second-term congressman has not yet said whether he will run against the senator. 

The Lahontan Valley News also notes that state Sen. Bill Raggio is not running for reelection. Raggio, who defeated Angle in a 2008 primary, endorsed Reid for Senate. 

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