Anti-tax group backs GOP Senate candidate |

Anti-tax group backs GOP Senate candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) – An influential anti-tax group on Wednesday snubbed the Republican establishment’s choice to challenge Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and endorsed a candidate backed by the Tea Party.

The Club for Growth political committee announced its support for Nevada Assem-blywoman Sharron Angle over former state GOP chair Sue Lowden. It was the latest blow to Lowden, who has stumbled after suggesting that patients should barter for health care with chickens.

“Sharron Angle is the true economic conservative in the Nevada Senate race, a candid, commonsense leader with the courage to stand up against liberal big spenders in both parties,” Club for Growth president Chris Chocola said.

Reid, the Democratic leader, is lagging in polls behind a crowded cast of Republican hopefuls.

The primary is June 8.