43 Facts About Harry Reid

1. In 1970, Harry Reid was O'Callaghan's running mate for the elections and after winning, O'Callaghan appointed Reid as Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.

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2. Harry Reid was led succeeded by Chuck Schumer as the Senate, minority leader.

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3. Harry Reid addressed many of these criticisms while delivering a speech at Brigham Young University in Utah in 2007, making connections between his Democratic and Mormon beliefs.

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4. Harry Reid served as a central figure as negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over spending cuts and tax increases became a bitter political battle in 2012.

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5. In 1975, Harry Reid lost a race for the Las Vegas governorship.

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6. Harry Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, on December 2, 1939.

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7. On May 14, 2018, Harry Reid had surgery for pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center after a tumor was found on his pancreas during a routine screening.

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8. Harry Reid is the co-chairman of the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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9. Harry Reid delivered a speech at Brigham Young University to about 4,000 students on October 9, 2007, in which he expressed his opinion that Democratic values mirror Mormon values.

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10. In 1959, Harry Reid married his high school girlfriend, Landra Gould.

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11. Harry Reid was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2001.

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12. Harry Reid appeared, with Senators Sam Brownback and Barack Obama, in the 2007 documentary film Sand and Sorrow, which details the genocide in Sudan.

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13. In 2012, Harry Reid cited fellow US Senator Bernie Sanders, who claimed the Koch brothers were "funding think tanks spreading an enormous amount of disinformation about Social Security".

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14. Harry Reid apologized on January 9, 2010, for racially tinged comments he had made when Obama was campaigning for president.

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15. Harry Reid denied any wrongdoing, and media reported that the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan research group, had produced an analysis showing a general increase in the amount and number of contributions by Indian tribes since the late 1990s.

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16. Harry Reid owned 160 acres of land several miles from the proposed bridge site in Arizona.

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17. Harry Reid called funding for construction of a bridge over the Colorado River, among other projects, "incredibly good news for Nevada" in a news release after passage of the 2006 transportation bill.

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18. In 2005, Harry Reid earmarked a spending bill to provide for building a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that would make land he owned more valuable.

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19. Harry Reid successfully secured the designation of about 5.1 million acres of federal land in Nevada as protected land, shielding them from development.

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20. On May 15, 2013, Harry Reid revealed to reporters that his niece is a lesbian as he spoke about his hope that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would be signed into law.

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21. Harry Reid is a strong advocate of recognizing the Armenian genocide.

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22. Harry Reid supported use of force in the Middle East, but in September 2007, called for a drastic change in strategy.

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23. In June 2009, Harry Reid announced his intention to enact a new guest worker program as part of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

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24. Harry Reid supports the DREAM Act, which would give certain high school graduates who had arrived in the US illegally, conditional legal status so they could attend college or enlist in the military.

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25. Harry Reid called immigration reform one of his priorities at the 110th Congress.

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26. In 2006, Harry Reid co-sponsored the "Prevention First Amendment" with Hillary Clinton, which would fund abortion prevention efforts such as giving women broader access to contraception.

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27. Harry Reid succeeded Tom Daschle as minority leader in 2005, and became majority leader after the 2006 election until 2015.

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28. Harry Reid was majority whip from 2001 to 2003, except for a brief period from January to May 2001.

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29. On March 27, 2015, Harry Reid uploaded a video to his YouTube account announcing that he would not seek re-election in November 2016.

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30. In January 2015, Harry Reid suffered severe injuries in an exercise accident.

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31. Harry Reid engaged in a $1 million media campaign to "reintroduce himself" to state's voters.

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32. Harry Reid faced a very competitive general election for the Senate in Nevada in 2010.

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33. In 2004, Harry Reid won reelection with 61 percent of the vote, defeating Richard Ziser, and gaining the endorsement of several Republicans.

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34. In 1986, Harry Reid won the Democratic nomination for the seat of retiring two-term incumbent Republican Senator Paul Laxalt.

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35. Harry Reid served two terms in the House, from 1983 to 1987.

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36. Harry Reid won the Democratic nomination for the 1st district, based in Las Vegas, in 1982, and easily won the general election.

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37. Harry Reid served as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission from 1977 to 1981.

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38. Harry Reid lost by fewer than 700 votes to former governor Paul Laxalt.

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39. In 1970, at age 30, Harry Reid was chosen by O'Callaghan as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.

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40. Harry Reid held that position for the last two years of George W Bush's presidency and the first six years of Barack Obama's presidency.

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41. Harry Reid served as the Senate Democratic Whip from 1999 to 2005 before succeeding Tom Daschle as Senate Minority Leader.

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42. Harry Reid won election to the United States Senate in 1986 and served in the Senate from 1987 to 2017.

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43. Harry Reid began his public career as the city attorney for Henderson, Nevada, before winning election to the Nevada Assembly in 1968.

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