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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Real Sharon Angle Web Platform Republished

Once they win the primary, politicians often shift gears to appeal to a broader audience, having won their party's right or left leaning elections. Nevada "Conservative Republican" candidate for Senate Sharon Angle is no exception. The "Conservative" is on her campaign posters, sometimes with the word Republican and often without it.

From the Huffington Post:

Less than 24 hours after removing a version of Sharron Angle's original unvarnished campaign website, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is defying a cease and desist order from his Tea Party opponent and republishing the site.
The Nevada Democrat's re-election campaign unveiled (for the second time) its website The Real Sharron Angle on Tuesday afternoon. The site is basically the same platform Angle used when running in the Nevada Republican primary, though Reid's staff tinkered with its presentation to ensure it could withstand a legal challenge from the Angle campaign.
The move is a show of defiance from the Majority Leader. Hours after launching her new website -- in which many of her more provocative positions have been scrubbed -- Angle filed a legal objection to Reid's publishing of her old campaign website material, claiming misuse of copyrighted materials. The Tea Party favorite was able to win temporary relief, with Reid agreeing to pull down the old site over the July 4th weekend. But the Senate Majority Leader's legal team clearly feels there is no standing for Angle's objections. At the very least, the advantages of highlighting Angle's now- former positions and statements outweighs the potential cost in legal fees from the back-and-forth sparring over copyright law.

High Noon in Pahrump

Above: The spat has brought allegations against both District Attorney Robert Beckett, top, and sheriff's deputy David Boruchowitz, below,among others.

In May, a Nye County sheriff's deputy arrested the district attorney. The sheriff, Tony De Meo, alleges that the D.A., Robert Beckett, was misusing public funds.

Sheriff Arrests the District Attorney

The D.A. Chooses Not to File Charges Against Himself, Investigates His Nemesis

PAHRUMP, Nev.—Like a scene from a Western movie, the two top lawmen here are settling their scores in public.

According to Mr. De Meo, public money had gone to supporting the local cheerleading squad, led by the D.A.'s wife, and to make a family friend's car payments. No charges have been filed, in part because Mr. Beckett, the D.A., refuses to charge himself.
The special prosecutor filed felony charges against the sheriff's deputy, David Boruchowitz, who had arrested the D.A.. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Beckett appointed a special prosecutor to investigate possible abuses of power by the sheriff's office and other public officials. Mr. Beckett claims that arresting him was part of an effort to sabotage his re-election. Mr. Beckett ended up running last among five candidates in the Republican primary.