Sharron Angle Uses Decoy to Dodge Press

Reporters suckered at Nevada event

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 26, 2010 2:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sharron Angle's campaign staff used a decoy to dodge the press at an event in Nevada yesterday, one of the foiled reporters tells the Huffington Post. A staffer for the Senate candidate moved close to the press pack waiting outside the building's front door and shouted, "Hello, OK, Is she ready? Is she coming down now?" into his cell phone, the reporter says. Two women soon emerged and got into a waiting car.

By the time reporters realized neither woman was Angle—who has been keeping a low profile since video surfaced of her telling Hispanic students they looked like Asians —the candidate was long gone through a side door. A campaign spokesman says Angle had to leave the event quickly because she was already late for another one.

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle speaks to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas last week.
Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle speaks to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas last week.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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