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43 Facts About Harry Reid
2. Harry Reid was led succeeded by Chuck Schumer as the Senate, minority leader.
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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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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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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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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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21. Harry Reid is a strong advocate of recognizing the Armenian genocide.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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