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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures while meeting with reporters to discuss Iraq, Tuesday, July 10, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures while meeting with reporters to discuss Iraq, Tuesday, July 10, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington

Moving into the seat of Senate Majority Leader in 2007 after many years as minority leader was "the difference between playing first base for the Yankees and playing for Basic High School," Harry Reid told the Sun in a year-end interview.

Although Reid invested a lot of effort in his first year to unsuccessfully change Iraq war policy, he said "it's been a tremendously fascinating, interesting year for me."

The senator has spent a lifetime representing Nevada's interests. He got his start in government as Henderson's city attorney, then went to elective politics to Nevada's State Assembly in 1968.

In 1970, at age 30, he became Nevada's youngest-ever lieutenant governor. In 1977, he became chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid was elected in 1982 to the first of two terms he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. And in 1986, he ran for the Senate, where he has been re-elected four times.

Reid was born in Searchlight, Nev., a small rural mining town, and grew up in a cabin, the son of a hard-rock miner. Because there was no high school in the tow, he moved to Henderson to attend Basic High School, where he met his wife, Laura.

The Reids have four grown children and 16 grandchildren.

All stories

Six takeaways from a rare joint TV interview with Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, Dean Heller

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller don’t agree on everything. But the Democrat and Republican did agree ...

Ad slams lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden for Harry Reid donations

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections. The 60-second radio ad released...

Harry Reid calls rancher’s gun-toting backers ‘domestic terrorists’

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management. ...

Facts that disprove conspiracy theory about Harry Reid, Cliven Bundy and solar power

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The conspiracy theory about Sen. Harry Reid started soon after the Cliven Bundy story went national. The theory: The Senate majority leader masterminded the takeover of Bundy’s cattle in Gold ...

Democrats say if you want to name a mountain after Reagan, make it Yucca

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

The House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill today to name a Southern Nevada mountain peak after Ronald Reagan, but not before some Democratic lawmakers...

Reid’s contempt for Koch brothers is the real thing

Sun, Apr 6, 2014

“It’s time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty of these two brothers, who are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine,” Senate Majority Leader ...

More staffing to speed clearing U.S. Customs at Las Vegas airport

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

McCarran International Airport will double its number of Customs and Border Protection agents in the coming year, with additional funding included in a recent appropriations bill. Department of Homeland Security ...

Las Vegas immigration advocate Astrid Silva earns national honor

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

A prominent immigration reform advocate and community organizer from Las Vegas who has helped influence Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid garnered more national recognition this week. The American Immigration Council’s ...

State’s most powerful politician is in for challenge

Sun, Mar 30, 2014

Nevada's senior senator not only wants to serve another term when his fifth is up in 2016, he wants to remain majority leader. But he faces many challenges ...

Harry Reid: ‘Of course‘ NCAA athletes should have right to unionize

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/03/27/harry-reid-of-course-ncaa-athletes-should-have-right-to-unionize/

Federal Election Commission still wanting Reid to explain payment to granddaughter for ‘holiday gifts’

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

When Harry Reid responded to a question today about whether it was wrong for his campaign to pay his granddaughter almost $17,000 for “holiday gifts,” it was clear Reid wanted ...

Harry Reid returns campaign money paid to granddaughter for 'holiday gifts'

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has reimbursed his campaign nearly $17,000 paid to his granddaughter for “holiday gifts” in late 2013, after...

Harry Reid says GOP may have helped Russia annex Crimea

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The surprising accusation came ahead of...

Harry Reid: CIA charges vs. Senate ‘absurd’

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/harry-reid-cia-charges-v-senate-absurd-104853.html

Harry Reid among U.S. officials barred from Russia

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was added today to Russia’s list of individuals barred from entering Russia “on the grounds of reciprocity in connection with American sanctions concerning Ukraine and ...

Videos

Obama speaks at Caesars, part 1
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 1
President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser for Senate majority leader Harry Reid at Caesars ...
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 2
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 2
President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser for Senate majority leader Harry Reid at Caesars ...
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 3
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 3
President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser for Senate majority leader Harry Reid at Caesars ...
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 4
Obama speaks at Caesars, part 4
President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser for Senate majority leader Harry Reid at Caesars ...
Knockout Punch, seg. 1
Knockout Punch, seg. 1
Polls show U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nevada-D) is vulnerable in the 2010 election. ...
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Brower in 2010? seg. 1
Nevada's U.S. Attorney says he'll be out the door by the fall. Does Greg Brower ...
Newseum Makes Headlines
Newseum Makes Headlines
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and comedian Steven Colbert each ...
Face to Face: Harry Reid Interview
Face to Face: Harry Reid Interview
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Harry Reid's Caucus
Harry Reid's Caucus
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., returned Jan. 19, 2008, to his rural hometown ...

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Obama, Reid at Caesars (5-26-2009)
Reid protest
Reid Commissions Wind Turbine
Reid at the Boys & Girls Club
Sen. Harry Reid spoke Thursday at the grand opening of the John C. Kish Boys ...
Reid visits Three Square
Sen. Harry Reid makes an appearance at Three Square Food Bank to discuss Southern Nevada's ...

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