H/T to MagHabe, who flagged this interesting Politics Daily story about Republicans in Nevada backing Harry Reid, not out of any affection for the majority leader but out of fear that Chuck Schumer will become the top Democrat in the Senate.
Says state Sen. Dean Rhoads, if Reid loses and the Democrats remain in charge, “the next Senate leader will be Chuck Schumer, a vicious liberal from New York City. You may not like everything Harry Reid stands for, but I can guarantee you that Chuck Schumer cannot find Elko or Ely on a map. And as an East Coast liberal he has no reason to care about grazing, our public lands or the mining industry.”
This comes as New York is becoming increasingly demonized in campaign ads and as Reid’s Republican opponent, Sharron Angle clings to a narrow lead over him. If Reid loses, most expect the next Democratic leader to be either Schumer or his housemate, Illinois’ Dick Durbin.