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Harry Reid Vows to Seek Sixth Term

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 12:47 PM

By Lisa Barron

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid already is plotting his next move, making plans three years ahead of time to seek re-election in 2016.

The Nevada Democrat told Politico that he is ramping up his campaign organization and his fundraising efforts.

"I guarantee you that I haven't spent all that money [just] to show strength during the shutdown," he said of the ongoing stalemate over the federal budget. "To have a campaign operation that I have is not easy."

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With fundraising stops in Nevada and Southern California in August, Reid’s campaign and political action committee reportedly pulled in more than $600,000 in the third quarter, more than the $407,000 it drew in a similar period when he was last up for re-election in 2010.

"I've never ramped down," he told Politico.

By 2016, he said, an estimated 80 percent of Nevadans could live in Clark County, which encompasses Las Vegas and the southern part of the state, adding, "That's my base."

Still, Reid has become a polarizing figure in the shutdown fight and has come under heavy fire recently for many of his controversial remarks.

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity last week called the 73-year-old a "sick, twisted old man" for comments he made about refusing to pass a funding bill allowing young cancer patients to continue with clinical trials during the shutdown.

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Responding to a question from CNN reporter Dana Bash during a Capitol Hill News conference, Reid on Wednesday asked why funding should be given to the National Institutes of Health to "help one child who has cancer," and called Bash "irresponsible and reckless" for asking the question at all.

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And the National Review in a piece last week called Reid the "villain of villains" for his rigid stance on the Obamacare shutdown.

But Reid remains unapologetic, telling Politico, "I don't have a voice like Barry Black, the Senate chaplain. Sometimes I don't work hard to choose the right words. I do say what comes to my mind. I have to live with who I am. I'm not going to change."

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