Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle has previously explained her preference for doing interviews with conservative media outlets, on the grounds that those places will allow her to ask their viewers for campaign donations. But now, in a newly revealed private recording, she has gone even further — and itemized the takes she’s gotten from this very strategy.
As Jon Ralston reports, audio from an Angle house party event shows the candidate talking about how lucrative appearances on Fox News and talk radio have been. “When I get a friendly press outlet — not so much the guy that’s interviewing me — it’s their audience that I’m trying to reach,” Angle says. “So, if I can get on Rush Limbaugh, and I can say, ‘Harry Reid needs $25 million. I need a million people to send twenty five dollars to SharronAngle.com.’ The day I was able to say that [even], he made $236,000 dollars. That’s why it’s so important.”Angle also added: “when I said it on Sean Hannity’s television show we made $40,000 before we even got out of the studio in New York.”
All in all, Angle claimed to have raised over $3 million through this strategy.
Interestingly enough, it should also be pointed out that Angle originally explained this strategy in public on none other than a conservative media outlet, during an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network this past July. That is to say, Angle did an interview on a conservative media channel in order to raise money — and explained to the viewers that she was doing the interview in order to raise money from them.
And according to Angle’s private conversations, the strategy is working.
The TPM Poll Average of the Nevada Senate race currently puts Harry Reid ahead by 47.2%-44.9%.
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