Sen. Reid gearing up for 2016 run | NevadaAppeal.com

Sen. Reid gearing up for 2016 run

The Associated Press

RENO — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is batting down speculation that he won’t run for re-election in 2016.

The 75-year-old Nevada Democrat told a Reno newspaper he’s running and plans to start interviewing candidates for his campaign staff in February.

Reid hasn’t denied a run, but some have speculated that he would retire on account of his age or the health of his wife, Landra.

He told the newspaper he has lots of ideas for a potential campaign manager, but wouldn’t name any names.

Race observers are anxious to learn which Republican will challenge the five-term senator for his seat. They say the race would be highly competitive if popular Gov. Brian Sandoval decides to run.