From the Washington Examiner:
Following up on my post from earlier this afternoon, Nevada political observer and Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston got an official statement from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., regarding the Washington Post’s report today that he intendeds to retire at the end of his current term:
Response from Reidworld to Milbank-fueled speculation: “The is purely baseless speculation. Of course he is running again.
That would indicate that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank simply erred when he wrote in his column today:
Reid, who won reelection in 2010 and doesn’t plan to run for office again, is happy to absorb blows in return — and they have been ferocious. (emphasis added)
Milbank’s claim was eyebrow-raising because the majority leader had not previously given any indication he plans to step down.
No word so far from Milbank on whether he stands by his claim or this was a simple goof.
Reid can deny all he wants, but there is one truth about Crybaby Reid: He loves power and if he loses power he is not going to stick around. If a GOP president and Senate are elected, he is gone, no questions asked. If Obama wins election and the GOP takes the Senate, I think there is a 75% chance of Crybaby retiring. Only if Obama wins and the Dem's win the Senate do I see Reid staying, at least for a little while.
I will say this- he will not run for re-election in 2016. No way, no how will he run. His wife is ill and he will not win the election anyways.
So, Reid is gone, just a question as to when.