June 15th, 2010
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama to head back to Nevada to help Reid

President Obama will campaign next month in Nevada with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
President Obama will campaign next month in Nevada with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • President Obama
June 15th, 2010
09:15 AM ET
4 years ago

Angle lunch with GOP Senators creates controversy

 Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle will meet with some top GOP insiders in Washington on Tuesday.
Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle will meet with some top GOP insiders in Washington on Tuesday.

Washington (CNN) - She ran as an outsider, but on Tuesday, Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle will meet with some top GOP insiders in Washington.

Angle will sit down with Republican senators on Capitol Hill at the Republican policy lunch, as the guest of Sen. John Ensign, which appears to be creating some controversy.

Angle will also meet with National Republican Senatorial Campaign Chairman John Cornyn and with other senior NRSC officials.

The former state lawmaker, once considered a long shot for the Nevada Republican Senate nomination, easily defeated 12 other candidates in last Tuesday'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 NRSC didn't take sides in the primary. Angle now faces off in the general election against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is battling for a fifth term in office.

"Senator Ensign has stated that he will assist the winner of Nevada's Republican Senate primary as little or as much as the nominee wished. Senator Ensign will be attending the Republican Policy lunch with Sharron Angle tomorrow as a way of introducing her to his colleagues," Ensign Press Secretary Jennifer Cooper said Monday night.

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Filed under: 2010 • Nevada • Sharron Angle