Sharron Angle Starts Tea Party PAC for 2012 Patriot Caucus plans offices in primary battlegrounds By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Dec 13, 2010 4:54 PM CST 12 comments Comments In this Nov. 3, 2010, file photo Republican tea-party backed Senate candidate Sharron Angle concedes in her race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at her election night party in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Newser) – Sharron Angle revealed a PAC this weekend aimed at spreading the Tea Party message for 2012, Politico reports. Tea Party heads in 15 states back the Patriot Caucus, which, she said, will “organize a ground game across most battleground states.” It aims to have offices in four early-primary states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, and Nevada. “The tea party movement stood with me through a hard fought race against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid," the former GOP hopeful said. "It's time for me to give back and help our movement take the fight against big government to a new level."