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  Reid, Harry
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameHarry Reid
Address616 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, United States
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Born December 02, 1939 (78 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Gay Marriage - Latter Day Saints (Mormon) - Straight -
InfoFrom humble beginnings in the tiny town of Searchlight, Nevada to the second highest ranking Democrat in the United States Senate, Harry Reid has distinguished himself as a fighter for Nevadans and all American families in the corridors of power in Washington, DC.

Recognizing his trajectory in public service, the Las Vegas Sun said Reid "has gone from underdog to Senate's top dog." Parade Magazine, the nation's largest weekly identified Senator Reid as one of a handful of leaders in Washington who possess "integrity and guts."

Since Nevadans elected him to the Senate in 1986, Harry Reid has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and an accomplished legislator. Even his Republican colleagues praise his reasoned, balanced approach. After Nevadans sent Harry Reid to the Senate for a third term in 1998, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Assistant Democratic Leader, also known as the Democratic "Whip." Reid provides valuable leadership to the U.S. Senate by guiding legislation through the Senate and securing the votes to pass key measures. The respected Washington publication National Journal observed that "Senator Reid has quietly elevated a long dormant post."

Reid was born in the small rural mining town of Searchlight, raised in a small cabin without indoor plumbing, and attended a two-room elementary school. As a small boy he would accompany his father for long days deep underground in the mines. His father was a hardrock miner with an 8th grade education, and his mother never finished high school, yet the youngest of Harry and Inez Reid's four sons would go on to achieve the American dream.

Since Searchlight had no high school, Harry would board with local families during the school week while he attended Basic High School in Henderson. Before graduating, Reid met Landra Gould, who became his high-school sweetheart. He married Landra a few years later. After high school, the Henderson business community helped him pay for college, an act of generosity Harry Reid would work hard to repay in the coming years. He graduated from Utah State University in 1961 and went on to get a law degree from George Washington University. During these years as a law student, Harry Reid acquainted himself with Capitol Hill, working nights as a police officer to pay for school.

After completing law school, Harry Reid headed back to Henderson, where he would serve as the City Attorney, where he revised the city charter and worked on extending Henderson's boundaries by acquiring federal land. His outstanding record helped him win an election to the Nevada State Assembly in 1968, at the age of 28. The young Assemblyman introduced the first air pollution legislation in the state's history and worked on introducing laws to protect consumers. In 1970, at the age of 30, Harry Reid became the youngest Lieutenant Governor in Nevada history. In 1977, he was appointed Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission where, for five years, he made headlines for his legendary and relentless pursuit to clean up Nevada's gaming industry. By this time, the Reid family grew to five children; the oldest girl, Lana was followed by four boys, Rory, Leif, Josh, and Key.

After returning to his private practice for a few years, Reid won the first of two terms in the United States House of Representatives in 1983. In the House, he championed issues that were important to Nevadans and introduced the Taxpayer Bill of Rights as well as legislation to protect Nevada's wilderness.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/07/2016-07/10/2016 Monmouth University 41.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
08/23/2012-08/26/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 3.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
10/20/2011-10/23/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 2.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/28/2011-07/31/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
04/21/2011-04/24/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 3.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
01/03/2011-01/05/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 4.0) 50.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
10/30/2010-10/31/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 2.0) 55.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
10/07/2010-10/11/2010 Suffolk University 49.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2010-10/09/2010 Pulse Opinion Research 41.00% ( 1.0) 55.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
10/07/2010-10/09/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 9.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 02, 2013 05:00pm News Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'  Article Scott³ 
Oct 26, 2012 04:00pm News Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hospitalized after car crash   Article COSDem 
Aug 02, 2012 01:00pm News Sen. Harry Reid Claims Romney Didn’t Pay Taxes for a Decade  Article Patrick 
May 10, 2012 04:00pm News Harry Reid says he supports gay marriage   Article John 
Oct 19, 2011 03:00pm Statement Reid: 'Private Sector Jobs Have Been Doing Just Fine'  Article Scott³ 
Oct 07, 2011 10:00pm Blog Entry Harry Reid Grows A Pair, Goes Nuclear On GOP Obstructionis  Article COSDem 

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DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Son Rory Reid 1963-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/18/2014 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 US Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2010 US Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 NV US Senate Won 50.29% (+5.74%)
  06/08/2010 NV US Senate - D Primary Won 75.32% (+64.68%)
  11/18/2008 US Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/14/2006 US Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2004 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 NV US Senate Won 61.08% (+25.94%)
  01/04/2003 Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/06/2001 Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2001 Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 NV US Senate Won 47.88% (+0.10%)
  11/03/1992 NV US Senate Won 51.05% (+10.84%)
  09/01/1992 NV US Senate - D Primary Won 52.82% (+13.41%)
  11/04/1986 NV US Senate Won 50.00% (+5.48%)
  09/02/1986 NV US Senate- D Primary Won 82.71% (+73.26%)
  11/06/1984 NV District 1 Won 56.12% (+13.68%)
  11/02/1982 NV District 1 Won 57.54% (+15.08%)
  09/14/1982 NV District 1 - D Primary Won 77.87% (+69.95%)
  06/03/1975 Las Vegas Mayor Lost 47.40% (-5.19%)
  05/06/1975 Las Vegas Mayor - Primary Won 36.22% (+13.49%)
  11/05/1974 NV US Senate Lost 46.60% (-0.37%)
  09/03/1974 NV US Senate - D Primary Won 58.62% (+24.92%)
  11/03/1970 NV Lt. Governor Won 54.83% (+9.66%)
  09/01/1970 NV Lt. Governor - D Primary Won 82.15% (+64.30%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  06/14/2016 NV US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-80.58%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NV District 03 - D Primary - Jun 12, 2018 D Susie Lee
NV Governor - D Primary - Jun 12, 2018 D Steve Sisolak
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Debra Haaland
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
NV District 04 - D Primary - Jun 14, 2016 D Ruben J. Kihuen
NV US Senate - D Primary - Jun 14, 2016 D Catherine Cortez Masto
MD US Senate - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Chris Van Hollen
US House Speaker - R Conference Vote - Oct 28, 2015 R Paul Ryan
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
HI District 2 - D Primary - Aug 11, 2012 D Mufi Hannemann
NV State Senate 01 - D Primary - Jun 12, 2012 D John Lee
NY US Senate - Special D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Kirsten Gillibrand
PA US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Arlen Specter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
NY US Senate - Appointment - Jan 23, 2009 D Caroline Kennedy
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 I Joe Lieberman
VA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 13, 2006 D Jim Webb
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Tom Vilsack
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Timothy J. Roemer
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 30, 2001 R Gale A. Norton
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Feb 03, 2000 NPA Reject
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 D Al Gore
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jun 20, 1996 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Treasury Secretary - Sep 15, 1988 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 18, 1987 NPA Reject
Chairman Federal Reserve Board - Aug 03, 1987 R Alan Greenspan
C.I.A. Director - May 26, 1987 NPA Reject
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C00204370 FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID $ 400769.31