January 11th, 2010
05:52 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to campaign for Reid

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President Obama will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a campaign event next month. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will join Harry Reid in Nevada next month to campaign on behalf of the Senate Majority Leader, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Related: Reid's political future up in the air after 'Negro' comment?


–CNN's Dan Lothian and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: Harry Reid • President Obama
soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. Obama to campaign for Reid.....

    Reid to lose...............

    Reid is finished.......and Obama is ONE and DONE.

    January 11, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. Ron

    This just keeps getting better and better. Political Genocide!!!

    January 11, 2010 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  3. Mike

    Now you have NO hope.

    January 11, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  4. Jose Gonzalez

    When the alleged victim or victims forgive, there is no cause to pursue. Get over it and try some real issues.

    January 11, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. sifto77

    methinks Obama has given the go-ahead for any and all racist views and remarks–sad state of affairs....he set the stage and has only himself to blame for racial disunity....sad.....

    January 11, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  6. jason

    We african americans support senator Reid 100%. he is no racist. his heart is genuine and we love him. the dirty hearted rednecks who would wrongfully accuse him are the manifestation of EVIL itself.

    you are a bunch of AUTISTIC heartless semi-sociopath's. senator Reid is more like us than he is like you...get lost you sickos, you do not have our interest at heart, as you lack a heart. it is men like senator Reid that bonded with African americans to help us escape murderous slave monsters...men like this we will forever love, and slave monsters like you are the enemies of humanities social progress. there is no black or white...there are good people and bad people. we support the good people and that makes senator Reid one of us and us the same as him. it is harder now for you manipulators to fool the american people...you need to come up with new tricks!

    senator REID 100% ALL THE WAY!!!!

    January 11, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Reggie

    Two extremely unpopular politicians campaigning for each other. Sounds like a winning strategy. LOL

    January 11, 2010 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. TOTUS 4 President

    Amongst Reid, Bubba and Byrd (just to name a few), we now know who are well and truly the party of racism, bigotry and lying.

    Any black or latino with any self respect and a sense of what is going on should flee this Dem party of wacked out loony lib PATRONIZERS, and seek refuge with the party of opportunity, freedon and individualism, where they will be appreciated for the content of their character. The conservative party!

    January 11, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  9. James Napoli

    America needs Reid in the Senate

    January 11, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. Jeff

    How typical that a Liberal can overlook racist comments if it's a fellow Liberal, but if it's the case of any other person, such as Officer Crowley from Cambridge, Mass., he is automatically "acting stupidly." Face it America, the whole "hope-sy changey" thing Barry promised you? Yeah, that ain't happening.

    January 11, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  11. Glenn

    Our President's own words say best why Sen. Reid is quickly forgiven by the Democrats after his no-explanation, nearly hostile apology for his inexcusable comments: "he is on the right side of issues." THAT and ONLY that is obviously the sole criteria for forgiveness from the Left of the Aisle. Vote with us and you get a license to sin. Unbelieveable!

    January 11, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. utahsang

    It's expected that Obama would campaign for Reid but it won't be enough Reid has done too much damage to himself over the years . It is time for HOPE AND CHANGE in nevada.

    January 11, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. OH-Brother

    Ha, way to go Dems! It's not racism if you say it! The two party system is a failure and this cements home the fact that both Dems and Repubs don't give a s–t about the Country. Obama and Reid, to of the sorriest blacks and whites to ever try to lead a nation!

    January 11, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  14. Buck

    Cute, but we have bigger fish to fry.

    January 11, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  15. OZ in TX

    What next?!?! ... the Republican cool-ade drinkers demanding a Democratic resignation for someone watching an old black and white movie?!?! This political system is getting beyond farcical. If the republicans spent one tenth the energy trying to fix this country as they do running around shouting at the rain, we might be in a better position. By the way, who's 8 disasterous years broke us in the first place?

    January 11, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  16. Ranjit

    I hope, the president will be able to campaign as much as possible. The more he campaigns, Harry Reid can start thinking about his future plans in some lobby group. Oops, I forgot, He has to wait for 1 or 2 years before, he can work for a lobby group. It is time for nevada to elect a senator who will represent the conservative nature of the state

    January 11, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  17. Steve (the real one)

    Didn't Obama campaign for Deeds in Virginia and Corzine in New Jersey? I hope for similar results in Nevada! Whether senator or governor! For all you that keeps spouting how angry the GOP is , you are correct you just keep forgetting about the anger of the independents! They will make the difference in 2010 and beyond!

    January 11, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  18. Sama Mondeh

    Raise your hand, if at any time in your upbringing, you did not say something mean, made jokes, offended, entertained negative thoughts, considered Blacks as inferior, used the N-word,enjoyed special treatment, frowned on inter-racial dating/marriage or cheered your buddies on as they inflicted mayhem on people of color? Now look yourself in the mirror and assure yourself that you do not have a racist bone in your body. Lie to me and to yourself because that is expedient! I can appreciate a man like Senator Reid because he speaks his mind. Please leave him alone for this nonsense. America has far more serious problems to tackle than President Obama skin color!

    January 11, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. helthysocialist

    Actions speak louder than words. Reid supported the president in his run and has "always been on the right side of history". You can hear the disappointment in the name calling and insults on the Republican side. Reid and Obama worked hard for health care for millions of Americans. Only the insurance companies who preyed on the sick and the Republicans who prey on the ignorant are angry.

    January 11, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  20. Ed

    The Dems only send Obama in when someone is in big trouble. So far that tactic hasn't worked out well in their favor. In that case, come on over Mr. Prez!

    January 11, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  21. Polly

    Obama is going to Nevada???
    the men is strange...
    After His last flop unemployment in Nevada is what 13-14%?
    And this is the richest state in America ,before He open his mouth.
    Tell me, who ,in his right mind, will listen to him???

    January 11, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  22. Ann

    double standards.. they play the race card only when they need it. Disgusting.

    January 11, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Didn't New Jersey and Virginia show that the Obama mojo is gone? He can campaign for Reid all day and night and Reid will still lose. I will admit, Reid was 100% correct is stating Obama's race won him the election. Can anyone tell me how when 97% of blacks voted for Obama it's not racist?

    January 11, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  24. Joe M

    Two LIARS side by side...It will be hard to figure out which is the biggest.

    Obama thinks HITLER was a GREAT MAN to, like himself...

    We here in Nevada, just cant wait to throw both of these scumbags out on their sorry rear ends..Reid's new low among voters is 33% today and falling like a rock in a well..We can hardly hardly wait to send Reid back to Searchlight, with all the rest of the RATTLE SNAKES..

    January 11, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  25. unemployed by Obama

    Thats good, One racists saying good things about another racists and these are the ones who are trying to control your lives. Guesss what is next, tracking devices in the H1N1 vaccine, spys watching you , HR legislation to control your kids by making them go to government retraining, hmmmmm sounds like Hitler and his lead SS Troopers and who is lt, ITS Obama, Reid and his supporters Pelosi, all the nazis are here.

    January 11, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
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