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The Plum Line's Greg Sargent is asking the question, and it might be telling that the campaign of Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle has gone quiet on the matter:

The Tea Party Express is under fire because its leader, Mark Williams, recently posted a satirical letter from "the Colored People" to President Lincoln praising slavery. The ensuing controversy got the group expelled from the Tea Party Federation, and the group continues to get pummeled by critics on all sides.

But there's one person who still has not disowned the Tea Party Express: Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle.

And she may even be taking their fundraising dollars, too: I can't get the Angle campaign to tell me whether they will continue taking money that the Tea Party Express is raising for her effort to topple Harry Reid.

Apparently, according to Sargent, Team Angle was asked days ago about whether they were still taking the cash from the disgraced faction. It is worth noting, however, that the group is still (as of this morning) making a fundraising appeal for Angle on the front page of their website.

Something to consider the next time one of the Beltway insiders ties to argue that the Reid campaign has "painted" Angle as an out-of-the-mainstream candidate.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jul 22, 2010 at 04:00 PM PDT.

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