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Sharron Angle Drops Out Of NV-02 Special Election, Calls Process 'A Mockery'

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"I do not have any desire to participate in a process described by others as a 'ballot royale' or a situation where the party central committees choose their nominees because it makes a mockery of the most important constitutional element in exercising freedom," Angle said in a statement, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.

She also added: "Although I do not intend to participate as a candidate in the special election, I am not ruling out a future run for office. Meanwhile, I will remain busy working as an advocate for the voters of Nevada and this great nation. I thank all my supporters for their dedication and encouragement. I will be making additional announcements soon detailing my plans."

(Via Jon Ralston.)