January 11th, 2010
05:52 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama to campaign for Reid


President Obama will join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a campaign event next month. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will join Harry Reid in Nevada next month to campaign on behalf of the Senate Majority Leader, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Related: Reid's political future up in the air after 'Negro' comment?

–CNN's Dan Lothian and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: Harry Reid • President Obama
soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. mark in PA

    Fantastic – its more than we could hope for. We are in real trouble now with Mr. O campaigning for this nutjob I mean great politician. Oh my, we might as well throw in the towel and give up – uncle – no more kind words Mr. O – we cant take it anymore. What chance do we stand against such a formidable foe? Mercy Mr. O, mercy.

    January 11, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Joe Fattal

    But these comments that Reid made help Obama. Obama played the race card from the beginning of his campaign, his wife Michelle used it, and they probably will use it until next election. Its all played right in his hands, I can see why he will support Reid.

    January 11, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. manny

    Wonderful – Hairy Reid and Papa Doc Barack, together, at last.

    January 11, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. Rickster

    This is great news for republicans. The doofus-in-chief with the contra-Midas touch will ensure the incompetent Reid's defeat.

    January 11, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. Bob in Pa

    His comments will have nothing to do with his demise. It is his backroom dealing and outrageous taxation plans that will is his undoing.

    January 11, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  6. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    the republicans are showing the world just how racist they really are and how jelious they are of an american black man wining against a true blue whitie republican John the dip stick McCain . keep up the good work republicans , you will soon be at the bottom of the scum pond were you belong . and you wopn't win as many sets as you think in 2012 . people are gettin smarter because of the internet and instant news and information from real news sources and not that crap from FOX racist channel . so go ahaead and cry wolf Harry Ried will get re elected because he sponsers health reform and the republicans sponcer big business and the ALL POWERFUL CEO'S so by by republicans the purist party of NO ! ­čÖé

    January 11, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. Light skin proud black woman from JA

    Move on people. Harry Reid spoke the truth and we all know it. Lets stop the fake outrage. Every black person is aware of the light skin dark skin social contruct created by the white man all over the world. As black people we know when we are being slighted and Harry's statement is not. So as a black women, I refused to let the white corporate racist media and a few racist white men dictate to me when to be outraged. I am so over this black/white crap and refused to have racist white people rent any space in my head for free.

    January 11, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. John D.

    Won't do you any good Harry. Didn't help in New Jersey and after talking to friends in your home state of Nevada, you're dead in the water just like Dodd would have been in Conn.

    Tell your good buddy Obama to stay home and not waste his time. It would be better spent trying to learn about our economy and how best he can help it. Maybe the idea of stopping SPENDING and REDUCING TAXES may come to him. I'll not hold my breathe though with this guy at the helm of a sinking ship.

    Bye, Bye Harry!

    January 11, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  9. J in NJ

    I wonder if Harry "stinky" Reid axed Obama to campaign for him?

    January 11, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Marion/Birmingham,Al

    Hopefully they can do as good a job with Reid as they did with N.J. Corzine and VA governorships.

    January 11, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. mark

    Fantastic news, their poll numbers should mean an automatic GOP victory, vote this loser out!

    January 11, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  12. Bill

    Obama's coattails are getting shorter, Harry.

    January 11, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |

    Reid is a good man and he said what others will not.
    He has done no wrong!

    January 11, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. polly

    A good quality that Obama has is the ability to get along with others. I doubt he read too much into what was said. I doubt that he, (unlike others and the media), would try to blow it out of proportion.

    January 11, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  15. so rich even obama couldn't hurt me but you middle class folk should worry

    don't forget to bring michelle and oprah with ya, the way his poll numbers are tanking ( largest drop in history ) Harry might tell you to stay home boy.

    January 11, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  16. Adam

    Why Obama would campaign for a guy certain to lose his job is beyond me. I mean why not campaign for the guy certain to win? Certainly there is a Democrat somewhere who is a shoe-in...campaign for them and look like a winner.

    Plus people have A LOT of problems/issues with Reid that have NOTHING at all to do with the latest "gaff". You are basically telling those people...your opinions are wrong...I back this guy and you should too.

    Obama...he's dead weight. Shed him gracefully.

    January 11, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  17. Mark

    If obama helps Reid campaign that will help the republicans, obama is a liability these days.

    January 11, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  18. Pete

    Of course the President should go campaign for Reid-hello-Reid has the health care bill in his lap!

    January 11, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  19. GuyInVA

    Is Robert Byrd going to lend a hand too?

    January 11, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  20. amwa

    Why wouldn't the President campaign for Mr. Reid. They are not at odds. Only the Republican losers are at odds. Republicans your constant whining and school boy behavior is sickening but also hilarious, Your crazy spokesmen from Palin to Steele to Limbaugh. No ideas, constantly bad mouthing each other all going crazy to get on TV and spout about nothing . Nut jobs one and all.

    January 11, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  21. stevegee

    Great. That will really tank Reid's chances for re-election. Doesn't The PropOganda Machine get it - the American people don't want the socialist "change" that Obama and the Democrats are trying to shove thru Congress.

    November 2010 will be a landslide victory for the Conservative Movement. And all the liberals like Reid will be out of a job!

    January 11, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  22. phoenix86

    Liberal dems.

    You cannot get any more racist and hypocritcal than a liberal democrat.

    January 11, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  23. Biased

    Why wouldn't Obama support Reid – he has to depend on Reid to buy his health care part of history for him hopefully before his state of the union address. However, look at how well Biden campaigning for Dodd has turned out. And if Obama charges all those union members that 40% tax on their health care plans, all those Nevada workers may change Obama's mind for him and ensure Obama stays out of Nevada and other big union states.

    January 11, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  24. Jboog

    I do not care who campaigns for him. I will not vote for him. You have to be fron NV to understand.

    He has not done one thing to help.

    So now he wants help to do nothing for four more years.

    Why vote fot this man?????????????????

    January 11, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  25. Obama should stop media blitzing....

    Obama does not know when enough is enough....always in our face do your job man...be a Prez.....if you know how.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 11, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
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