November 2nd, 2010
01:50 PM ET
11 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. KIM

    Harry is cheating. That is why he thinks he is in good shape..

    November 2, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    You go Harry! Nevada has more problems than dislikin gyour record if they think Angle can accomplish anything remotely American in the Senate.
    Pull out of the UN? Privatize Social Secuirty? and the Second ammendment as a remedy for your re-election? Seriously?
    I know the poeple of Navad are fond of gmabling, but please do not do it with my future.

    November 2, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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