Former tea party darling Sharron Angle filed her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei in June’s Republican primary, and Republican Cresent Hardy is seeking his old congressional seat currently held by outgoing Democratic Rep. Robert Kihuen.
Angle, Hardy and Amodei filed their formal candidacy papers Monday with Nevada‘s secretary of state.
Angle, a conservative activist and former U.S. Senate candidate, announced nearly a year ago she intended to take on Amodei in the 2nd Congressional District that covers the northern half of Nevada and has never elected a Democrat.
Amodei was first elected to the House in a special election in 2011 to replace Dean Heller, who had been appointed to the Senate. Heller replaced Sen. John Ensign, who had resigned.