Could the Tea Party save Harry Reid??

From the Las Vegas Sun

Sun columnist Jon Ralston is reporting that the Tea Party has qualified as a third party in Nevada and will have a candidate in the Senate race to battle for the seat held by Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The party has filed a Certificate of Existence but needs to get 1 percent of the electorate to vote for its candidate in November to permanently qualify, according to the report.

Ralston reported that Jon Ashjian will be the Tea Party’s U.S. Senate candidate on the November ballot. Ashjian still must declare his candidacy.

So the “Tea Party” in Nevada is now actually a “Party”. I don’t know much of anything about Nevada politics aside from having no use for their senior Senator. The article – read it all, it’s short – notes that there are three Republican candidates and half dozen independent 3rd party candidates running for the seat. The “Tea Party” has a candidate who hasn’t declared formally yet.

I’m hoping some Redstaters who are Nevada residents can provide some insight on this. On the surface, the only picture I’ve got looks like a scene from Friday the 13th.