Romney Campaigns for Angle; Franken, Trumka for Reid

Sharron Angle got some campaign help from Mitt Romney yesterday when the former governor held a tele-town-hall with Angle supporters, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is getting some help of his own today from Sen. Al Franken and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who will look to rally the labor vote for Reid in Reno.

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Monday reached out to supporters by phone in a "tele-townhall" with Mitt Romney, a likely 2012 presidential contender. ...

To help pump up vital union support, Reid is scheduled today to appear at a Reno evening rally with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. The comedian-turned-lawmaker knows something about close races after winning a months-long recount in 2008.

Romney's backing could help Angle overcome any potential concern among Mormons over her former pastor's assertion that Mormonism is a "cult" with "kooky" beliefs. Reid, meanwhile, has the second highest profile as a Mormon politician in the U.S.


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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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