Send in the Reid-inforcements
October 25, 2007
WASHINGTON — Hit with terrible poll numbers back home, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid, D-Nev., is bringing back one of his most trusted advisers: Susan McCue, his former chief of staff who left in January to take over the One Campaign, the catchall group founded by U2 front man Bono to fight global poverty and raise health standards in Third-World nations.
McCue, who is leaving One effective Dec. 1, will serve as an outside consultant for Bono’s group and also take on a strategic communications consulting role for Reid’s political team. McCue’s touch may be necessary, not just in helping shape the fights against Senate Republicans and the White House.
Earlier this month, a Mason-Dixon Poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal showed Reid to be the most unpopular politician in Nevada, with a job-approval rating at a dismal 32 percent.