On March 27, 2015, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would not seek a sixth term in the United State Senate. The announcement was somewhat unexpected as Senator Reid is the leader of the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate and won his last election by a comfortable margin.
Senator Reid suffered a very bad injury on New Year’s Day as a result of an exercise accident. However, he stated that the injury had no effect on his decision not to seek re-election. Senator Reid has been much maligned by conservatives throughout the country but, in my opinion, he did his dead-level best to protect the middle class. As a result of this announcement other democratic senators are jockeying for the top leadership position. At this time it appears that Senator Chuck Schumer of New York will be endorsed by Senator Reid. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is currently the number two democrat in the U.S. Senate.
Harry Reid began his career as a trial lawyer representing individuals throughout Nevada against major corporations. Reid first joined the Senate in 1987 after serving two terms as a member of the House of Representatives. He previously spent four years as Nevada’s Lt. Governor.
Politicos can argue for decades about the legacy of Senator Harry Reid. Although I don’t agree with him on all issues, I believe that history will show that he was a very effective leader in the United States Senate, and ushered through reforms that will help everyday citizens. Personally, I consider Harry Reid to be a great American and he will be sorely missed in the U.S. Senate.
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