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. Malt

    Oh please, no more Reid. Not as spooky as Pelosi, but just as deranged.

    October 13, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Obama Victim

    how big an idiot do you have to be to support Harry Reid??

    October 13, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Mark

    You know it only takes one rich left wing Hollywood liberal to fork for the cash.

    October 13, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    He'll get even moremoney once he puts the healthcare bill together WITH A PUBLIC OPTION.

    October 13, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  5. Mark

    Sure he can get the liberal Hollywood money but good luck on votes this time around!

    October 13, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  6. yuri

    Good luck, Harry! But remember, it is gonna be an upheaval task, to say the least.

    October 13, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. Ancient Texan

    With any luck, Reid will be defeated and removed from the Senate. The Nation deserves better than this bitter, snarly, man that was constantly trying to surrender in the war in Iraq.

    October 13, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  8. Kavin

    Reid is a wimp, hack, no personality bureacrat that is part of the problem with our Congress. We need term limits to get these slugs out of office....on BOTH sides of the aisle. Then our representatives would be more concerned with making the tough decisions for our future vs. worrying about special interest, campaign funds & future jobs as lobbysists.

    October 13, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  9. Emmanuel Boakye

    Reid keep hope alive and it shall be well

    October 13, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  10. Dirty Harry

    Wonder where that money came from? Retire, retire, retire. Hope the people of Nevada boot out ole harry in 2010. He and pelosi both need to check out the retirement homes out west.

    October 13, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. Ron

    He needs to go. People are so mad at this Congress that there may no amount of money that can save him.

    October 13, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  12. wait a minute

    No matter how great Reid has been, isn't it time for other able body to get a chance in doing a much better job?

    Without senate term limits, we allow lobbyists to establish long-term connections with Congress at voters' expense.

    October 13, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  13. Mark,B'ham,Al.

    It must be 2 million dollar sfrom the two left coast, not from common sense Nevadans.

    October 13, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  14. ICARE

    Please put donkeys in office. The elephants have not paid the 5 trillion dollars left by the last Big Party yet and they are the reasons we are in the toilet, so vote for donkeys.....

    Can we all jsut wait a few more years before we put these white elephants back in office?

    October 13, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. J.P.

    He's one of the better funded politicians in the country? Who cares? He's still ten freaking points down against a relatively unknown challenger.

    Not a good place to be.

    October 13, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  16. JES

    I hope you get voted out and get some new blood in the senate that are in touch with the people.

    October 13, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. Gary's Opinion

    Reid is awful...we need real leaders who listen to the people, who are fiscally responsible and who compromise with the other side of the isle. It is time for Harry Reid to step aside and let someone else be senator. Repub, Dem or Independent is fine with me as long as it is not Harry....ANYONE BUT REID!!

    October 13, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. We Won Get Over It

    The republicans are such putzs. They think just because they have gotten the media to pounce on Reid that will defeat him. THE PEOPLE ELECTED REID...not the press and the republicans don't stand a chance.

    October 13, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    It's really quite the catch-22 for any of you GOPers who are smart enough to realize it: the less Reid has to lose, the more likely he is to fight for the public option. Reconciliation here we come....reconcile yourselves to that, whiners.

    October 13, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. JOBLESS IN IOWA

    Another STATUS QUO, Seantor on TAXPAYER WELFARE.

    VOTE HIM OUT.

    October 13, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  21. Steve, Columbia, SC

    His popularity is going nowhere after his foolish criticism of the Mormon Church for supporting the Prop in California. A "waste of resources" is what Harry considers anything to challenge the government political and social elite who totally ignore the voice of the real people.

    You'll get a pink slip soon, Senator.

    October 13, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  22. proud conservative

    As a Nevadan, I know that Reid has always ran as a Moderate , but this last term, he has proven what a Radical he really is and it will cost him his job next year!

    October 13, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom

    The ONLY poll that matters is the one on election day.

    Nevada, we need Reid in the Senate, to pass healthcare and healthcare reform, WITH PUBLIC OPTION.

    45,000 Americans are dying every year, because they do not have healthcare!

    This is immoral and unChristian!

    October 13, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  24. Matt

    All elected officials that were in office over the last 5 years need to go. Clean sweep! I don't care if you are Republican or Democrat. You've done nothing but let the country get further and further in debt, failed to be good watchdogs on the economic front. Boo! Time to vote ALL INCUMBENTS OUT this time around people! Possibly your last chance to assert yourselves. Conservative or liberal, ALL need to go. Do your patriotic duty next time around and vote out all incumbents.

    October 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  25. Enough

    Who in their right mind would gave any money to this corrupt old fool...............key word right mind, nobody in their right mind would even cast a vote for this guy.

    October 13, 2009 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
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