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Sharron Angle Teams Up With Scott Brown's Campaign Consultants

MICHAEL R. BLOOD   06/10/10 09:15 PM ET   AP

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LOS ANGELES — The new media experts who worked their magic for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown have teamed up with the Nevada Republican who wants to take down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Sharron Angle, who won a come-from-behind victory Tuesday in Nevada's Republican Senate primary, has hired the Indiana-based Prosper Group Corp., which managed Brown's website and his multimillion-dollar online fundraising operation.

Reid intends to raise an unprecedented $25 million to defend his seat, and Angle's campaign hopes the company's expertise in online fundraising will help her close that gap.

Angle's campaign raised $1.2 million through mid-May, the most recent figures available.

According to the company, Brown raised $12 million online in his upset victory over Democrat Martha Coakley.

The former Nevada legislator and tea party favorite has long relied on a small circle of advisers that include her husband Ted Angle and spokesman Jerry Stacy, but she is rapidly expanding her campaign team since the Tuesday election.

The Republican National Committee has said it will help finance her effort against the unpopular Reid, whose campaign has depicted Angle as too conservative for mainstream Nevadans. Reid began airing two TV ads Thursday that highlight his efforts in Washington to create jobs.

The Prosper Group is redesigning Angle's site and Angle stepped up online fundraising Tuesday to capitalize on momentum from the election.

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