RENO — Former Tea Party darling Sharron Angle has formalized her bid to unseat Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei in a Republican primary in June.
The conservative activist and former U.S. Senate candidate announced nearly a year ago she intended to take on Amodei in the vast 2nd Congressional District that covers the northern half of Nevada and has never elected a Democrat.
She filed her formal candidacy papers Monday with Nevada's secretary of state.
Amodei also formalized his candidacy Monday for re-election to the seat he's held since 2011.
Angle lost a GOP primary for the congressional seat in 2006 to then-Secretary of State and current Sen. Dean Heller.
She won the Republican Senate nomination in 2010 but lost to ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the general election. She also lost a Republican primary bid for the Senate in 2016.