[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/09/art.roryreid.0709u.gi.jpg caption ="Rory Reid campaigning for governor in Nevada in March."]Washington (CNN) - As President Obama campaigned for Rory Reid's famous and powerful father in Nevada, the son was hundreds of miles away campaigning for governor.
While there's no animosity between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his son, the younger Reid's use of his first name on his campaign's website and television ads is telling, a veteran political observer in Nevada said.
"Obviously he's trying to downplay his last name," said Jon Ralston, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and publisher of the Ralston Report. "In so obviously downplaying it, he's called even more attention to it."