January 29th, 2010
01:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Reid campaign building war chest

(CNN) – Harry Reid's re-election campaign says that the Senate majority leader raised over $2 million in the past three months.

Reid's re-election campaign reports Friday that they've brought in $2,019,548 in the fourth quarter of 2009 and just over $15 million since the start of this election cycle.

"Our campaign is fully operational and ready to ensure Sen. Reid will continue his work creating jobs and getting Nevada's economy back on track as leader of the Senate," said campaign manager Brandon Hall in a statement. "These resources allow the campaign to highlight the choice they have between candidates whose rhetoric doesn't match reality and Sen. Reid's record of delivering for all Nevada."

Polls over the past year suggest that the four-term senator faces a tough re-election. Only one-third of Nevada voters had a favorable opinion of Reid, according to a survey conducted early this month by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The poll also indicated that a majority of voters in the state, 52 percent, held an unfavorable opinion of Reid. According to the survey, Reid trailed three of his possible GOP challengers in hypothetical general election match-ups.

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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Silence Dogoode

    Waste your $$$ Reid...you are toast. Hey Nevada...time to call your state legislature and demand term limits added to your state constitution....

    January 29, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. SocialismBad

    So if so few people in Nevada have a favorable opinion of Harry Reid, just where do these millions of dollars come from??? Unions? Special interests?? Lobbyists??? Out of staters??? Healthcare companies maybe????? Sure would be interesting to see who is pumping millions into ol' dirty Harry!

    January 29, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Bob

    The last time I looked on CNN, Las Vegas, NV lead the nation in foreclosures and it is not slowing down.

    He may tout the stimulus package as bringing jobs to Nevada but that currently is not resonating. No matter how much money he pours in this effort to include all the Union support that money can buy, it's going to be a tough go for him.

    January 29, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Fitz in Texas

    Raise all the money you want Mr. Reid, won't do any good. That $15 million would be put to better use if you were to donate it to a charity.

    January 29, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. Grrr-Awful-O

    I think the lady is going to win the war with our good Senator Reid, however. Adios senoir! Thanks for everything! Thanks a lot.

    January 29, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. gt

    reid is a old , sour , politicans who has been there to long,,, he is a problem not a solution,,,, soon gone the better,, retire old man,,,

    January 29, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Jessie Ware, Horn Lake, MS

    This is exactly what is wrong with Washington and our political system. Reid and other career politicians are in a position to help the special interest groups with the big bucks instead of representing
    the voters who put them in office. Term limits and get back to what our legislature is Washington was meant to be. It would be interesting to see just who built the war chest saw he can buy back his Senate seat. Hello what happened to campaign finance structure to be fair for all. Joe plumber does not have a chance to unseat such a career political figure.

    January 29, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. Jackie

    This commercial should be allowed to air just like all the other commercials! When I choose not to watch somethng on TV, I will change that channel. What right does this group have to decide whether it is right or wrong to air – or whether I should see it or not? They don't and should not have that right whether you agree with the commerical or not!

    January 29, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. chris l

    Reid will soon be joining the huge list of newly unemployed anti American Radical Fringe Party Members (used to be democratic party) come November. Its humorous to hear about these radical leftists building up their war chests. Maybe they should send all that money to Hati rather than waste it campaigning on a platform nobody wants. Just a thought, but then again we are dealing with Reid, who is a member of the party does not believe or even understand common sense. Maybe if he screams Boooooosh over and over again he will get reelected. LOL

    January 29, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. Steve (the real one)

    First the quote is "candidates whose rhetoric doesn't match reality and Sen. Reid's record of delivering for all Nevada.". Then the quote is " Polls over the past year suggest that the four-term senator faces a tough re-election. Only one-third of Nevada voters had a favorable opinion of Reid,". It would appear the candidate whose rhetoric doesn't match reality would be ........REID!

    January 29, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. D.

    Get Rid of Reid who tried to ignore the voice of the people!

    January 29, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  12. Dennis Amarillo

    Talk about your "Wasteful Spending"! LOL! Face it Reid, you can fall back on all that money you made off land deals during your up coming retirement!

    January 29, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. Dale

    This is incredible, people losing their jobs, business shutting down and at the same time, politicians raising millions to stay employed. Give this money to the people who need it not the rich politicians who don't.

    January 29, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  14. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    I'm a Democrat!
    I don't know how to do it, but I want CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM!
    I want LAWS that will be found Constitutional, even by these ACTIVIST JUDGES to level the playing field.

    January 29, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. Ancient Texan

    Hope his opponent gathers twice as much and beats Reid 3-1. We need someone who puts AMERICA first.

    January 29, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. MATT

    He is useless to this state. Are we suppose to beleive that if he wasn't senate majority leader our unemployment would be worse than 13%. the 3rd worse in the country. come on people wake up, the democratic spending proposals are nothing more than robbing the treasury.

    January 29, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  17. phoenix86

    We will see if $15 million can hide decades of incompetence from the the people of Nevada.

    January 29, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. Dennis

    I don't think he can raise enough money to win again. He 's very out of thouch with the majority of his constituents.

    January 29, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Doug

    Remember Senator, save at least six month's salary before hitting unemployment. This will help you get back on your feet with the addition of the huge unemployment funds, several hundred dollars before taxes. I hope President Obama is right that some small business will hire you to get the $ 5,000. tax credit.

    January 29, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Carolyn L. Johansen

    Money for campaign ads will not make Reid look any better. He is guilty of trying to ram a health care bill down the throats of Americans that contains a tanker's worth of pork.
    I just hope NV voters vote him out of office. It will not mean National politics will be rid of him–he will show up as a lobbyist–like a bad penny, but at least he won't have quite as much influence.

    January 29, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. Dar

    Harry, why dont you give that money to the poor people that could use a helping hand, instead of wasting it all on your hopless re election.
    All 3 of the GOP hopfull's are ahead of ol Harry and will win. Harry is done along with many other Dems that arent listening to us.

    2010/2012 REAL Change is coming

    January 29, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. Texas Jack

    Adding money to his war chest will do him no good. He is a downed duck flopping in the water. America is taking back the White House. All incumbents are out. Sarah Palin will have a new house and senate to help her clean out the rest. We have been lied to and taxed to death while the debt continues to rise out of sight.

    January 29, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. Mark

    All the money in the world won't help harry, he has worn out his welcome in both washington and nevada

    January 29, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    This state may be an underrated one, one that's not being looked at.

    Dems better make sure they have it in the bank because based on what I'm seeing and observing(since I ain't no expert in this field), is bound to go down their throats.

    ...O.K, I confess, I want Reid to lose, just might as well say it.

    January 29, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. PREDICTA

    He can use the money to help pay off the debt after he loses.

    January 29, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |