Friday, March 27, 2015
Harry Reid Won't Seek Re-Election
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will announce he won't be seeking re-election to his Nevada Senate seat. Reid survived a very close re-election battle in 2010, and he says he doesn't want to soak up campaign resources for himself as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate. Reid also says the severe eye injury he sustained earlier this year from a fall while exercising weighed in his decision.
There hasn't been much mention of this in the media, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), an ophthalmologist by profession, has been assisting Sen. Reid during his recovery in his attempts at regaining sight in his injured right eye. Reid recently praised Paul for his encouragement and expert advice and wanted to let the people of Kentucky know just how "thoughtful, considerate and kind" their junior senator is.