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After court ruling, Angle drops House bid

At least for the meantime, Sharron Angle won't be continuing her fight to reach Capitol Hill after all.

Angle, who was defeated by embattled Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada's 2010 Senate race,  is abandoning her run in a special election in the state's second congressional district.

Her decision comes after a court decision granting the state parties the power to choose candidates in the race to replace Rep. Dean Heller, who was appointed to the Senate seat made vacant by the resignation of former Sen. John Ensign.

"I do not have any desire to participate in a process described by others as a "ballot royale" or a situation where the party central committees choose their nominees because it makes a mockery of the most important constitutional element in exercising freedom," she said in a statement Wednesday.

You can read her full statement here.

Angle added that she is not ruling out a future run for office and that she will make "additional announcements" about her plans soon.