Senator Harry Reid Won’t Seek Re-Election

Reid's involvement highlights the seriousness of the problem he may have dealing with a member in his ranks who’s expected to be indicted within weeks.
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WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — Sen. Harry Reid announced he will not seek re-election next year, bringing his three-decade congressional career to a close.

Reid, 75, made the announcement on his website, saying the injuries he sustained in a January exercise accident allowed him to “have a little down time.”

“The decision that I’ve made has absolutely nothing to do with my injury, it has nothing to do with my being minority leader and it certainly has nothing to do with my ability to be re-elected because the path to re-election is much easier than probably has been any time that I’ve run for re-election,” he said.

Reid, who has led the Senate Democrats since 2005, said he wanted to got out “on the top of my game.”


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