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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