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  Reid, Harry M.
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NameHarry M. Reid
Address616 South 3rd Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, United States
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Born December 02, 1939 (81 years)
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InfoHarry Mason Reid

From 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 44.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 3.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
10/20/2011-10/23/2011 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 2.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/28/2011-07/31/2011 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
04/21/2011-04/24/2011 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 3.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
01/03/2011-01/05/2011 Public Policy Polling 46.00% ( 4.0) 50.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
10/30/2010-10/31/2010 Public Policy Polling 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 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 
Feb 22, 2011 06:35pm Speech Harry Reid: ‘The time has come for us to outlaw prostitution’  Article RP 
Dec 22, 2010 03:55pm Event Reid fulfills promise, returns West Point ring to discharged soldier   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Nov 07, 2010 01:00am General Reid on the hook for election promises in lame-duck session  Article Jason 
Sep 15, 2010 04:00pm Amusing Harry Reid Arrives at Clean Energy Summit...in a Fleet of Giant SUVs  Article Imperator 
Aug 16, 2010 08:00pm News Reid calls for mosque to be built "someplace else"  Article Scott³ 
Apr 12, 2010 10:00am General Reid Has Killed Most Filibusters: Leader on Pace to Set Record  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 29, 2010 06:55pm Blog Entry Video: Reid supporters egg tea-party buses in Nevada  Article Eddie 
Mar 11, 2010 05:00pm News Reid's Wife and Daughter Hospitalized After Car Accident  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 05, 2010 10:00am Video Harry Reid: Only 36,000 Lost Their Jobs Today  Article Imperator 
Jan 12, 2010 12:00pm News Coalition Supporting Reid After 'Negro' Remark Starts to Crack  Article Penn Con 
Jan 10, 2010 08:00am News Congressional Black Caucus backs Reid  Article Eddie 
Jan 10, 2010 12:00am News Top Democrat defends Reid for remarks  Article Eddie 
Jan 09, 2010 12:00pm News Harry Reid apologizes for "light skinned" remark about Obama  Article DEPolitics 
Dec 08, 2009 09:10pm News Calls Mount for Reid to Apologize Over Slavery Remark  Article RP 
Jul 08, 2009 01:00pm News In Reversal, Senate Dem Leadership Pushes For Unity Against Filibuster  Article WesternDem 
May 19, 2009 07:00pm News Sen. Reid botches 3 subjects at news conference  Article particleman 
Mar 27, 2009 07:10pm General Reid to liberals: Back off  Article Monsieur 
Jan 04, 2009 11:00am Editorial SHERMAN FREDERICK: Why Harry can be beat   Article CAGOP 
Dec 02, 2008 06:00pm Amusing Harry Reid: Tourists Smell Like Shit...  Article Karma Policeman 
Oct 31, 2007 11:00pm News Senator's hold on Interior vote goes unheeded  Article WesternDem 
Oct 21, 2007 06:00pm Poll Poll: Reid's popularity falls among Nevadans  Article Scott³ 
Nov 15, 2006 09:40pm News Abramoff Reports to Prison; Officials Focus on Reid, Others  Article Servo 
Oct 11, 2006 01:35pm Scandal AP Exclusive: Reid Got $1M in Land Sale  Article SC-Conservative 
Oct 11, 2006 01:00am Blog Entry AP's Reid Story Doesn't Add Up  Article mtrz 
Sep 20, 2006 03:00pm Speech Daily Show and Colbert hit the Senate floor [VIDEO]  Article RP 
May 31, 2006 12:00pm News Sen. Reid says boxing matches part of his official duties  Article Thomas Walker 
May 30, 2006 01:00am News Reid Attended Boxing Matches Paid By Nevada Athletic Commission  Article Barack O-blame-a 
Apr 06, 2006 09:00am Commentary Harry's change of heart  Article Rob Brodner 
Feb 10, 2006 10:00am News Abramoff Team and Reid's Office Had Frequent Contact, Records Show  Article SC Moose 
Feb 09, 2006 06:00pm Blog Entry Smearing Harry Reid  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 09, 2006 04:00pm News Reid Aided Abramoff Clients, Records Show  Article SC Moose 
Jan 19, 2006 09:00pm News Minority Leader Reid Apologizes to GOP  Article J.R. 
Jan 19, 2006 12:00pm Blog Entry GOP Lameness Watch  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 12, 2006 08:40pm Op-Ed by Candidate Harry Reid: If we can beat mob, we can fight DeLay-style politics  Article RP 
Nov 16, 2005 12:00pm Perspective Harry’s Mirage  Article Imperator 
Oct 30, 2005 06:00pm News Reid: White House owes Americans an explanation; Top Democrat calls for Rove to be fired  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 30, 2005 02:00pm News Money connected to Reid: Senator arranged for grant now involved in indictment of pastors  Article RP 
Aug 19, 2005 08:00pm General Senate Democratic leader Reid has mild stroke  Article COSDem 
May 17, 2005 12:00am Commentary The Senate's Dirty Harry  Article None Entered 
May 07, 2005 11:00am News Senate Leader Calls Bush 'A Loser'  Article User 13 
Mar 20, 2005 05:55pm Opinion The Creative Stubbornness of Harry Reid  Article RP 
Feb 08, 2005 12:00am News Reid Calls on Bush to Repudiate Attack on Him  Article BILLYW 
Dec 06, 2004 12:00am News Dems' new Senate leader criticizes Justice Thomas  Article Ben 
Jun 15, 2004 05:00pm News Reid expands hold on nominees  Article Eddie 

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  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%)
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  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 US President - D Caucus - Feb 22, 2020 D Joe Biden
US President - D Primaries - Aug 11, 2020 D Joe Biden
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 R 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
NV US President - D Caucus - Mar 08, 1988 D Al Gore
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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