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Harry Reid, Senator Nevada Class III

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Harry Reid 2016 Senatorial Candidate Nevada Class III



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There in the desert, more than an hour away from the bright lights of Las Vegas is where he was born and raised.


Searchlight is where Harry Reid watched his father work as a hard rock miner. It’s where he attended a school with one teacher for eight grades. And it’s where he learned Nevada values like hard work, opportunity, and independence.


Today Harry Reid is the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, someone that has earned the respect of colleagues from both parties, and a powerful advocate for Nevada families. Every day Senator Reid puts his leadership position to work to deliver meaningful results for all Nevadans.


But he still lives in Searchlight, and he is still guided by the lessons and values he learned there.


The Las Vegas Sun newspaper summarized Senator Reid’s story by saying that he “has gone from underdog to Senate’s top dog.”


Parade Magazine, the nation’s largest weekly magazine, identified Senator Reid as one of a handful of leaders in Washington with “integrity and guts.”


Since Nevadans first elected him to the Senate in 1986, Harry Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and a skillful legislator. His Republican colleagues have praised his reasoned, balanced approach.


Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah, has said, “We all respect Senator Reid. He is one of the moderate voices around here who tries to get things to work.”


And former Republican Senate Leader Trent Lott said, “Harry Reid is out there finding a solution. I enjoy working with him very much.”


Senator Reid has worked with both parties, including all members of the Nevada Congressional Delegation, to address the issues important to the state.


After Nevadans re-elected Senator Reid to a third Senate term in 1998, he was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Assistant Democratic Leader, also known as the “Whip.” And after he won a fourth term in 2004 by a wide margin, he was unanimously elected Senate Democratic Leader. Since 2007, Harry Reid has served as the Senate Majority Leader. In 2010, he was re-elected as Nevada’s senior U.S. Senator.


Harry Reid isn’t afraid to speak his mind – but he isn’t afraid to listen, either.

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