Sen. Reid traveled to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late last month to meet with campaign contributors.Dude, you are from Nevada!!!!! Then again, the pickings may be a little slim from those who he is supposed to represent.
Sen. Reid, however, faces a potentially tough fight. A recent Research 2000 poll of likely voters put his approval rating at 38% and his disapproval rating at 54%, a possible reflection of voters' displeasure with gridlock and partisanship in Washington. And while Nevada broke for President-elect Barack Obama by 12 percentage points in November, the state voted for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.Can the Nevada Republican Party find someone, anyone, to pick this low hanging fruit?
Who might square off against Sen. Reid is unclear. Nevada's Republican lieutenant governor, Brian Krolicki, declared his candidacy last month but was subsequently indicted for suspect accounting practices during his time as state treasurer. He has denied the charges.Sigh, can't beat sup'n with nut'n. Losers - are you going to blow this too?
Another potential GOP candidate is former Rep. Jon Porter, who lost his House seat representing an area outside of Las Vegas in November after serving three terms. The Research 2000 survey showed Sen. Reid beating Mr. Porter 46% to 40% in a potential 2010 race, an uncomfortably narrow margin for an incumbent.
Good luck with that .....