Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will campaign with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid early next month in Nevada, two Democratic sources confirm to CNN.
Polls suggest that the four-term Nevada Democrat faces a tough road to re-election this year. He's being challeneged by Republican Sharron Angle. The former state lawmaker, once considered a long shot for the Nevada GOP Senate nomination, easily defeated 12 other candidates in last week's primary thanks in part to help from the Tea Party Express (a national Tea Party organization) and the Club for Growth, an anti-tax group.
The trip will be the second time this year that the president has traveled to Nevada to team up with Reid. Obama and Reid joined forces at three events in Las Vegas in February, including a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.
In May of last year, the president headlined a fundraiser for Reid that was held at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Last week former President Bill Clinton spoke in behalf of Reid at an event in Las Vegas and recently first lady Michelle Obama joined forces with Reid in both Reno and Las Vegas.
Word of the president's trip next month to Nevada was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The White House is not commenting on reports of the trip.
Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET with statement from RNC:
"President Obama's jaunts to Nevada have had no effect on Harry Reid's floundering campaign," RNC Spokesman Jahan Wilcox tells CNN. "Despite all of the presidential hubbub the fact is nobody has done more to contribute to Nevada's 13.7 percent unemployment rate than Harry Reid."
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Yeah that's the ticket for an assured loss!
More important than the Gulf, unemployment and out troops in combat, getting Reid re elected, eh, Mr. President.
NEVADA WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA !!!
Harry Reid is great for Nevada. He has brought new jobs and kept a lot of jobs in the State. The construction business is slowing coming back. We need to start producing the wind turbines and solar panels in this state. There is plenty of room for those factories here and people to do the work. Go HR! You've got the President's ear.
Polls suggest that the four-term Nevada Democrat faces a tough road to re-election this year.
With all of the back-room deals with special interests, Democratic Senator buy-offs and abuse of the American system of legislative procedure to implement completely partisan programs, Harry Reid made possible the lowest point Washington politics have ever sunk to. Yeah, Obama's all about cleaning up Washington politics. At least that's what he said in a bunch of speeches.
That should seal Reid's fate! Bye Bye!
campaigner in chief,,,you bet he can raise money ,, but he cant get our troops home , he cant get the economy going ,and he cant get the oil disaster fix,,, but you bet he will campaign like a rock star,,,reid is old . mean , tired and been there to long,,, save your time and get to work ,,
Yessssssssss!!!!!! This is a good thing!! With any luck at all, the President will make another disparaging remark about Vegas while he's there! Reid needs to go!!! He's just another career politician who has had 24 years to get us in the mess we are in today!
Hey great! Maybe Barry can help Harry, like he helped the candidates in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts!
You're doing a heck of a job, Barry! Oh-for-three!
Your endorsement is a torpedo for a politician's career!
Please, please, please, please campaign for Harry Reid!
Reid is a disaster and I can see an effective leader and successful President like Clinton campaigning for him. But Obama has tanked the first 18 months in office as a leader and as poorly as Reid has done it would be wise to stay away from our current President. Obama's incompetence is going to hurt Reid.
So far, everyone Obama has tried to "help" has subsequently lost. This isn't surprising: only 45% of American voters like Obama at all and only 24% like him a lot. (Only about 20% like Harry and only 5% like Harry a lot.)
If I was Harry, I would ask him to stay away. His track record on getting incumbents to remain in office is not good.
With Obama's track record of helping candidates we can finally say goodbye to Harry.
Well that pretty much guarantees a win for the Republicans. LOL
Doesn't he have anything better to do right now? How about.....handling the worst ecological disaster our nation has ever faced? And he wonders why people are angry with him over this issue. He's more concerned with his wingman staying in the Senate than the millions of Gulf animals that are dying and the thousands of citizens who's livelihoods are threatened.
Harry Reid is a liberal living in his on warped fantasy world. He needs to be booted out of office and go back doing whatever someone that liberal does. Probably siting on the porch in a rocking chair and blame Bush for Obamas problems.
This is funny. Based on polls--the majority in Nevada do not like Reid, and they definitely do not like Obama.
Obama is not going to help Reid in any way--it might actually make it worse for Reid--just like in Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey.
It's a quiet year – not too much going on. I don't think it's outrageous for him to plan multiple cross-country trips for campaign purposes.
Awesome! Make sure you doom another drowing Democrat!
Reid should go the way of useless relics.
I truely hope the American people are smart enough to remember Reid saying they don't know what's good for them so he'll make the decisions.
That act should have been enough to recall him. No matter what party your in we cannot have people like that in our government.
Taxpayer money well spent.... I'm sure.
GREAT NEWS! The Obozo campaign kiss of death! It only PROVES Harry Reid is a clueless buffoon. The only thing he has "lead" is the financial ruin of this country. Good riddance!
Having Obama support Reid should be the final nail in his coffin. The guy is a walking disaster... actually they both are.
Reid is gone..... Obama is the exact wrong person to help him....
Republicans are hiding behind women "skirt tails" because they aren't men enough to come out of the closet in their own political fight.