Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on March 27, 2015
Some exceptionally good news this morning — Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has flip-flopped from his claim back in January that he would be seeking re-election in 2016.
“Dirty Harry” is finally leaving office. Score one for America.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) March 27, 2015
THE PROGRESSIVE PATH TO RICHES: How Harry Reid turned politics into a highly profitable racket http://t.co/KOfYfNaM9D
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) March 27, 2015
Reported by New York Times, Harry Reid to Retire From Senate in 2016:
Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.
“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
In Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto, the state’s former attorney general, is considered a strong Democratic candidate with Mr. Reid out; the Republican field will be fluid and is likely to include Michael Roberson, a State Senate leader.
Mr. Reid had previously insisted he was running and said he was confident that he could have triumphed next year had he decided to seek a sixth term. The onetime amateur boxer noted he might not have even run in 2010 if Republicans had not made such a point of trying to unseat him.
Let the “Snoopy Dance of Joy” begin…
— The Hill (@thehill) March 27, 2015
— Summer Hawkes (@SummerAnnHawkes) March 27, 2015
— Erik Rush (@erikrush) March 27, 2015
'Happy days!!’ Harry Reid's announcement that he won't seek re-election kicks off weekend of celebration http://t.co/pAYw7GouNS
— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2015
Today is a Beautiful Day !!! Harry Reid. Sux_!!! pic.twitter.com/fOLuUie2U0
— Delicate Jeep Flower (@foxweld) March 27, 2015