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Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Majority Leader


Biography
Political Highlights: Nev. Assembly, 1969-71; lieutenant governor, 1971-75; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1974; candidate for mayor of Las Vegas, 1975; Nevada Gaming Commission chairman, 1977-81; U.S. House, 1983-87; U.S. Senate, 1987-present
Born: Dec. 2, 1939; Searchlight, Nev.
Residence: Henderson
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Landra Reid; five children
Education: Southern Utah State College, A.S. 1959; Utah State U., B.A. 1961; George Washington U., J.D. 1964; U. of Nevada, Las Vegas, attended 1969-70
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalHarry Reid (D) 362,78550.3
Sharron Angle (R) 321,36144.5
Scott Ashjian (TEA) 5,8110.8
Michael Haines (I) 4,2610.6
Tim Fasano (IA) 3,1850.4
Jesse Holland (I) 3,1750.4
Jeffrey Reeves (I) 2,5100.3
Wil Stand (I) 2,1190.3
2004generalHarry Reid (D) 494,80561.1
Richard Ziser (R) 284,64035.1
Thomas Hurst (LIBERT) 9,5591.2
David Schumann (X) 6,0010.7
Gary Marinch (NL) 2,0950.3
1998generalHarry Reid (D) 208,65047.9
John Ensign (R) 208,22247.8
Michael Cloud (LIBERT) 8,0441.8
Michael Williams (NL) 2,7490.6
1992generalHarry Reid (D) 253,15051.0
Demar Dahl (R) 199,41340.2
Joe Garcia (IA) 11,2402.3
Lois Avery (NL) 7,2791.5
H. Cromwell (LIBERT) 7,2221.5
Harry Tootle (POP) 4,4290.9
1986generalHarry Reid (D) 130,95550.0
Jim Santini (R) 116,60645.0
1984generalHarry Reid (D) 73,24256.0
Peggy Cavnar (R) 55,39142.4
1982generalHarry Reid (D) 61,90158.0
Peggy Cavnar (R) 45,67542.0
Roll Call Vitals

48th

Nevada is 48th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

243,593

Twitter Followers (@SenatorReid)

69th

Sen. Harry Reid has the 69th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.