Big-Time Nevada Republican Endorses Reid

Feb 26, 2009 1:23pm

ABC News’ Rick Klein Reports: The emerging Republican efforts to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have suffered a blow. Sig Rogich, one of the most influential players in Republican politics in Nevada, has endorsed Reid’s reelection bid. “Nevada needs to understand at this perilous time in our state’s history, why would you ever think about getting rid of the majority leader of the U.S. Senate?” Rogich told Jon Ralston, on his Nevada TV program. Republicans would love to defeat Reid, like they did then-Democratic leader Tom Daschle in 2004, but haven’t had much luck finding a top-tier candidate. Rogich’s backing for Reid is going to make it even harder to knock him off. “This will come as a deep disappointment to Republicans in Washington, who despise Reid because of his brutal attacks on former President George W. Bush and parliamentary maneuvering that successfully stymied much of the Republican agenda after 2004,” J. Patrick Coolican writes in the Las Vegas Sun.

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