Harry Reid files candidacy for fifth Senate term
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Democratic Sen. Harry Reid is seeking a fifth term in the U.S. Senate.
The 70-year-old Senate majority leader declared he wants to create jobs and help Nevadans through the economic slump as he formally filed re-election paperwork Monday in Las Vegas.
Reid is considered a target for Republicans emboldened by midterm GOP wins in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.
So far, Reid has two unknown Democratic challengers for a June 8 primary. Twelve Republican, Independent and other party candidates also have declared they are running.
Polls show Reid faces strong challenges from a crowded field of Republicans, including former state senator and GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden; Las Vegas lawyer Danny Tarkanian; Wall Street banker John Chachas; and conservative former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.