November 2nd, 2010
01:50 PM ET
8 years ago

Reid cautious but confident on Election Day

Las Vegas (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid swung by one of his campaign offices in the Summerlin area to greet about a dozen volunteers and strike a cautious tone this Election Day.

In a short media availability, Reid was asked if he is bracing for a small margin or decisive victory.

"I am waiting to see what happens. I am not much for predicting things...we will wait and see what happens. We feel comfortable where we are. And we have a good get out the vote operation. We will just have to wait and see what happens," Reid said.

Asked if he is confident in victory Reid said he thinks he will be able to pull it out.

"We have done extremely well in the early voting" and said with the good get out the vote operation "we are going to be in good shape."

Then he went on to criticize his opponent for being extreme in her beliefs and said the voters are facing a "clear choice."

Former state assemblywoman and Republican Senate candidate, Sharron Angle, was scheduled to vote Tuesday morning in Nevada and talk to reporters afterwards.

Political analysts closely watching the Senate race in Nevada indicate that turnout is key (LINK TO Bohn story overnight). Democratic turnout in Reid stronghold Clark County is critical for the Majority Leader holding onto office. And the voter participation in Washoe County in Northern Nevada is key for an Angle victory.

Senior Democrats tell CNN their analysis of  early voting shows no advantage for Republicans, especially as compared to turnout in past midterm elections. Democrats insist their overnight tracking has Reid up. But Angle aides maintain she is polling far ahead among independents and running ahead of Reid with those most likely to vote today.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Dennis in AZ

    I only wish I could vote in Nevada to defeat the apprentice of Emporor Pelositine...Darth Reidius.

    November 2, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Liz

    Who is really voting for Sharron Angle? REALLY?
    She can't get a cohesive sentence together to save her life – let alone talk about a concept based in REALITY – just like her buddy Sarah Palin.
    What is it with Republican men who seem to support women with no brains? It must be that ultimately, they do not see them as equals. Not an actual threat.
    Then we have Angle and Palin, who don't seem to understand the difference.
    and these are the people we seem willing to lead us – where?
    Where does ignorance lead?

    November 2, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. brenda

    I think harry reid is a big crook and hope he is voted out,

    November 2, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Cautious but confident???? Try delusional.

    November 2, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. Robert

    I do hope Nevadans have better sense than to vote for the crazy woman. She's worse than O'Donnell.

    November 2, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Maggie

    Look who is talking about Angle being too extreme. Mr. Reid should look at himself first before he makes such ludicrous comments. He has not done anything for Nevadians and the unemployment rate is much higher than most of the other states. Also, foreclosures are even worse. So before he makes his comments he should look at what he has NOT done for the people of Nevada. Time for you to retire Harry. Go play some golf!!!!!!!!!! Your time has come and gone so please its time for your retirement.

    November 2, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. God Help Nevadans

    God help you folx in Nevada if that psychopath, interview dodging, question dodging, nutjob Sharon Angle wins! if you guys vote her in, then you deserve all you get!

    GOOD LUCK MR. REID, MY FINGERS CROSSED FOR YOU OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA BUDDY! If sharon wins, i'll never visit Reno or vegas ever again!

    November 2, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    CNN has me blocked from commenting on this site and refuses to tell me why?

    November 2, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. Gale

    Even if you win, Harry, maybe you should start listening to the voters. Not, your party member and lobbyists!

    November 2, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. ToGetherWeStand

    Reid is no saint, but, oh, boy, if that dirranged woman goes to the Senate not only Nevadans, but all Americans will suffer.

    November 2, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. gt

    this man has done more to tear this country apart since nixon...

    November 2, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  12. Right Leaning Independent

    Bye Bye Harry... You will not be missed.... November 2, 2010, a great day to be a tax paying American!!!!

    November 2, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  13. Duck Fallas

    Voter turnout is key? Brilliant!

    This just in; the team that scores more points will win the game.

    Reid is a doofus, Angle is a nut. We're doomed.

    November 2, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. stevegee

    In 2008, Obama and the Democrats totally misread their election win – voters wanted "change" in Washington, not a fundamental change to our republic. So today, November 2nd, 2010, voters across this nation will reject the Socialist agenda of Obama, Pelosi and Reid, and we will vote overwhelmingly for Republicans. And then, "hope" will return from coast to coast.

    November 2, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. Bob in PA

    Yes, he is fairly sure that he has secured enough fraudulent votes to win.

    November 2, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. Cindy

    Go Harry Go! I hope you beat the pants off Tea Party supported Sharon Angle. Tea Partiers are so crass...

    November 2, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. carlos

    and after tonight, they will be called TEA DODOS..........and if elected, and they go to DC, the poor city will be over polluted with the republiCONServatives, in two years we will be back to intelligent discourse and no STOMPING, SPITTING and the CRAP from the laska hag with a voice of a jilted hyena.

    November 2, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. haha

    hey cnn, someone forgot to LINK TO Bohn story overnight.

    November 2, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. DIANA

    Come on Nevada. Now is not the time to gamble. Do you really want that nutcase Angle as your Senator?

    November 2, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  20. Bill in California

    IF DIMRATS DIDN'T HAVE A FINGER TO STICK IN YOUR FACE they'd be unable to communicate. I don't know whether to pull it or bend over. Maybe he can use it in his new job as dog catcher. RIP IN DIMRATS. Time to pay the piper!

    November 2, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. vanessa

    I'm hopeful that Harry Reid will win!.. go Harry! Go democrats!!

    November 2, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. Vote for Angle

    Harry can retire on the money he's already stolen from taxpayers. No, he hasn't been worth his salary, his staff's salary, the two offices that he rents, all the flights, the healthcare and other perks....

    Harry Reid has wasted taxpayer's money with his horrible voting record as well. Good riddance.

    November 2, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. keepstufingthis

    He can sound pretty optimistic, he has a lot of union members votinig multiple times for him, the voting machines have been rigged by the SEIU for him, he is giving away gift cards to people who vote for him and there are several ballot boxes in the trunks of Chevy Impalas just waiting for the recount (like Al Franken and his corrupt union supporters did in Minnesota).

    November 2, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  24. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    Angle is, quite simply, a nut case. God help the US if people with her manic ideas are running things.

    November 2, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  25. C Smith

    While I may not be a Harry Reid fan, I cannot fathome why anyone would want to elect Angle. She is a complete psychopath.

    November 2, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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