Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has hired the firm BrabenderCox to handle media for her campaign against Sen. Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.).

The firm is headed by John Brabender, a longtime consultant to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Brabender also worked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.

Brabender was a lead strategist on Santorum's first race for Senate in 1994. It's actually a challenge that bears some resemblance to what Angle currently faces in Nevada.

In his race against Democrat Harris Wofford, Santorum's conservatism was the focus of relentless attack. Santorum's counterattack focused attention on an unpopular president and the issue of healthcare. Santorum tied Wofford to President Bill ClintonBill ClintonOPINION | Dems need a fresh face for 2020: Try Kamala Harris Trump approval rating sets new low in second quarter: Gallup OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts MORE, whose approval rating was hovering in the 40s, deriding the president as a big-government liberal with plans to nationalize the country's healthcare system. On Election Day, Santorum won a tight race, 49-47.