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."
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.