Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she’s trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again

Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she’s trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans’ hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s soon-to-be-vacant seat.

The tea party darling won the Republican nomination in a divisive three-way primary in 2010, then lost to Reid in the general election, 50 percent to 45 percent.

Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and former Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto currently are vying to replace Reid.

Angle said during a taping of KRNV-TV’s “Nevada Newsmakers” on Thursday she’s excited that two state GOP lawmakers — Sen. Don Gustavson of Sparks and Assemblyman Brent Jones of Las Vegas — have launched the “Run Sharron Angle for Senate Committee.”

She said she hasn’t decided whether to enter the race and didn’t indicate if she might run as a Republican or a third-party candidate.

“If you look on the website, you see I’m looking for that support,” Angle said. “I need to know that people want me to run and that, of course, translates into dollars and cents.”

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