Pence cites Olbermann in funding pitch for Angle

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (R) accused MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and "the Radical Left" of trying to "destroy" Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R).

Olbermann "labeled Sharron Angle his 'Worst Person in the World,' " Pence wrote in a fundraising pitch for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (Nev.) challenger. "Now, you and I know that's a badge of honor coming from a liberal like Olbermann, but it demonstrates an important point: The Radical Left will stop at nothing to destroy conservatives like Sharron Angle — just like they've done to Sarah Palin, and yes, just like they've done to me sometimes."

Pence, the House Republican Conference chairman, called Angle a "dedicated Reagan conservative."

"Sharron Angle can win. Harry Reid knows it," he wrote, asking for donations of $35 to $500 from townhall.com readers. "I'm not talking about tomorrow or the next day either. She needs it urgently, because even as I am writing this, people in Nevada are seeing ads from Harry Reid smearing Sharron Angle's character."

Angle raked in money in the aftermath of her surprise victory in the GOP Senate primary. She reported having close to $2 million cash on hand in her second-quarter report, but Reid reported some $9 million banked.