Over the weekend, Republican Senate candidate Sharon Angle told the founder of the Christian Coalition that her campaign was part of God’s plan.
Angle is trying to build a wide coalition in Nevada between libertarian-leaning Tea Party supporters and social conservatives in an attempt to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Conservative activist Ralph Reed asked Angle about her surging popularity in an interview posted to his website Tuesday.
“How do you explain all this?” Reed queried. “You’re now a national story, are you kind of overwhelmed by it all?”
“I believe that God has been in this from the beginning and because of that when he has a plan and a purpose for your life and you fit into that, what he calls you to he always equipped you for,” said Angle.
The Huffington Post‘s San Stein notes that Angle’s religion has been more a part of her campaign than other Tea Party candidates. “She is devoutly pro-life, arguing against abortion in cases of rape and incest because ‘God has a plan,’” reported Stein.
Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody described Angle’s effort to unseat Reid as a true “David vs Goliath” scenario.
“I think the reason is a calling,” she recently told a congregation at a church in Carson City, Nevada. “It’s interesting how when you have God in your life that he directs your path.”
This video is from Ralph Reed, uploaded to YouTube July July 13, 2010.