POLITICS

Sharron Angle To Lead Tea Party Group Patriot Caucus PAC

12/13/2010 11:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"She's back!"

That's the message accompanying a picture of failed Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle on her recently released Patriot Caucus PAC website.

The group, which officially launched over the weekend, is designed to "organize a ground game across most battleground states for the 2012 election cycle," Angle, the PAC's organizer, said recently, according to Politico.

The website will serve as a sort of clearinghouse for national Tea Party issues. Currently 16 members from 11 states sit on the group's advisory committee, and nearly 100 individual Tea Party groups claim to be affiliated with the newly formed PAC.

Politico reports that "the group plans to open offices in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada - states with early presidential primaries and caucuses - in early 2011."

Angle addresses her supporters on her site:

"The tea party movement stood with me through a hard fought race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It's time for me to give back and help our movement take the fight against big government to a new level."

The unsuccessful Senate candidate had reportedly been weighing her other options for a return to politics, though this latest move might serve to snuff out rumors that she might be seeking to challenge Sen. John Ensign (R) for Nevada's other seat in 2012.

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