October 13th, 2009
04:52 PM ET
5 years ago

Reid raises over $2 million in latest reporting period

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up for re-election in 2010.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up for re-election in 2010.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be trailing two Republican challengers in polls surveying the 2010 landscape in Nevada, but he's also one of the better-funded candidates in the country.

Reid's campaign announced a substantial third quarter fundraising haul on Tuesday, reporting more than $2 million raised over the last three months. Even more impressive: the Democrat has collected over $12 million for his campaign, and can boast of $8.73 million in the bank - all with more than a year to go until Election Day.

The Reid camp is pledging to raise $25 million for his re-election bid, as polling indicates a tough road ahead for the Senate leader.

Reid trails Nevada GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden, 49 percent to 39 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and released Sunday. Reid is also losing by a 48-43 margin in a hypothetical race against another leading candidate for the Republican Senate nomination, businessman Danny Tarkanian.

In more bad news for Reid: Nearly 100 percent of Nevada voters know who Reid is, and 50 percent of them hold an unfavorable view of the Democrat. Just 38 percent have a favorable opinion.


Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. B

    I am a Democrat, but this gutless worm needs to be replaced in the next election.

    October 13, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. Not Right or Left but Forward

    He's gotta go – he is worthless. A mistake to have him as Senate leader.

    October 13, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. Albo58

    Like Dodd, Reid is bankrolled by special interests groups from in/outside of his home state, BUT it looks like this boob is finally going to get what he truly deserves...the boot!

    October 13, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  4. Willy Brown

    Time is well past due to send Hippy Harry back to a dude ranch in NV.

    October 13, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  5. gt

    a very rude man , politican who will say anything to anybody,,,,retire ,,, the senate is full of old men and women ,,,just move on ...please....

    October 13, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. Linda C in Cal

    Reid does not have a chance, even if he were to raise 1 TRILLION...

    October 13, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  7. smiff

    How many people could get back on their feet in his district with two million. LET THEM EAT CAKE!!!!!

    October 13, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  8. smiff

    wwjd? He sure wouldnt count on them for his cradle to grave support. He wouldnt support ANY ONE who breached his teaching at all. Leave real followers of him outta social justice politics. Thats wwjd! The romans do as romans do and his (real) constituants believe what he said. He is pro responsibility, life, and anti hypocrisy! Do the math!

    October 13, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  9. Fan of Common Sense

    Notice they didn't say who the money came from. This corrupt old coot needs to go down.

    October 13, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. inofritzn

    All politicians know how to do, throw money at a problem to fix it instead of maybe considering fixing the problem.

    October 13, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  11. annie against biased news

    No one in their right mind would vote for pewlosi's lap dog so where/how did he get his money? Did he ask rangel for advice or maybe dodd. Nasty people pewlosi and lap dog.

    October 13, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. Ridgeway

    His constituents see him for what he is. A spiteful, mean spirited, cranky, liberal, ass. Hee Haw Harry start looking for a real job.

    October 13, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  13. Bull

    and who says you can't buy a Senator?

    October 13, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  14. joe smith

    APAC; now you gotta just love who they support;question, how is it that Israel is NOT a signator of the nuclear non-poliforation treaty, but Iran is..

    October 13, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  15. Peter E

    We are over a year away from election day. Why are there all these polls showing all these completely unreliable numbers? In October of 2007 polls still showed that the presidential primaries would be clinched hands-down, with double-digit leads by Giuliani and Hillary. Guess how that turned out a mere few months later! Speculating on winners at this point is just empty page filler, and the media should be ashamed of themselves!

    October 13, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. veteran

    What a waste of money!!!

    October 13, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  17. Buddy Gilmour

    Not a fan of Reid nor of Pelosi. They are dinosaurs and one would hope we could have better leaders. But one has to realize that the average politician is not a very good person nor very intelligent. Opportunistic yes, admirable no. But lest not be too hard on Reid – consider that the average politician from South Carolina is, well, repugnant ;)

    October 13, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  18. mjm

    There you go!

    The Democratic Majority leader is getting voted out.

    Way to go Nevada. The people have spoken! (Or..will on election day)

    I hear Pelosi is around 39%. Could it be to much to hope for that they BOTH go?

    Hope AND change!

    October 13, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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