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For the second time in two days, a prominent state Republican has announced support for Harry Reid in the race for Senate in Nevada.

Former First Lady Dema Guinn said in a statement Friday that she is endorsing Reid because of "his unwavering support for vital education programs" begun by her late husband, the popular GOP Gov. Kenny Guinn.

On Thursday, Nevada's Senate Minority Leader, Republican Bill Raggio, made headlines when he said he would back Reid, describing his GOP opponent Sharron Angle as "ineffective."

Dema Guinn thanked Nevadans for their support following her husband's unexpected death in July, saying it has changed her outlook on life, KVVU-TV reported. Kenny Guinn, 73, died after falling off the roof of his home.

"These new perspectives give you great resolve to stand up for things you may have once ignored or speak out on issues on which you may have remained silent in the past," Guinn wrote.

She said Reid is the candidate who will continue Kenny Guinn's push for improved education, which he believed was "the single most important element to a successful life, vibrant state and strong economy."

"That is why I am supporting Senator Harry Reid for reelection," she wrote.

In a statement, Reid expressed appreciation for the former first lady's endorsement.

"I am deeply honored to have the support of Dema Guinn, a woman I greatly respect not only for her commitment to the state of Nevada, but for her love of her late husband and my friend, Governor Kenny Guinn. Dema's strength over these past few months has been inspiring to all Nevadans who had so much respect for Kenny, and all the great things he and his wife did for our state," the Senate Majority leader said.

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hairhofla

Why should Americans worry about the imagined threat of sharia law in imagined towns in Texas(see Sharron Angle's statement re:Franklin Texas)when we face the REAL threat of electing politicians who would enact laws that have us live under Sharron law? IF Harry Reid was a better representative and senator...Sharron Angle wouldn't even be within 15 points of a victory...and shouldn't

October 10 2010 at 11:59 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
conservgirl8

Any Republican coming out for Mr. Reid is not a Republican or a conservative. Incidently, Mr. Quinn is deceased. Who knows if he would have done the same thing. This is the wife of the late Mr. Quinn. Many times the spouses are not of the same belief's that the other spouse is.

October 09 2010 at 9:57 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply
Rob & Kathy

christierandall2:01 AM Oct 9, 2010 Go Harry! Why in the world would Nevadans..give up a senator with seniority over a newby. Harry gets things done. ********** Harry gets the WRONG things done....

October 09 2010 at 9:45 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
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christierandall

Not true...look at his record and ask someone from Nevada...

October 10 2010 at 4:36 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
Rob & Kathy

If anything, you will see many dissatisfied Democrats and Independents voting for the GOP in vast numbers.....

October 09 2010 at 9:13 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
Orlando

Welcome aboard Patriotic Republicans to the Democratic Party! A mass movement of proud TRUE conservative Americans into the Democratic Party is what will save America from distruction! Surprised? You shouldn't be! That is unless you believed the Republican Party propaganda machine's lying that all Democrats were wild eyed liberals! True conservative loyal American Republicans will find many TRUE liberals, TRUE conservatives, TRUE moderates and TRUE progressives in the Democratic party...a cross section of proud Americans! Welcome aboard and full steam ahead to prosperity! Roland C. ( Orlando ) Woodaka

October 09 2010 at 1:04 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
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Timmy Treadway

you have got to be kidding right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 12 2010 at 11:54 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
andrc657

Harry Reid has been a very effective senator for the state of Nevada.

October 09 2010 at 10:17 AM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply
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notanaxkiller

Republicans helping a democrat? They must REALLY be afraid of Angle.

October 09 2010 at 7:22 AM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
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christierandall

Go Harry! Why in the world would Nevadans..give up a senator with seniority over a newby. Harry gets things done.

October 09 2010 at 2:01 AM Report abuse -23 rate up rate down Reply
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jancf

It's refreshing to see people judge an issue rather than a party.

October 09 2010 at 12:42 AM Report abuse +28 rate up rate down Reply
chucko

AMAZING GET REAL......... REPUBLICANS BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS YEAH RIGHT........... THATS WHY THEY WANT TO DICTATE WHAT A WOMAN CAN OR CANT DO WITH THEIR BODY WHO PEOPLE CAN MARRY....... WHO CAN SERVE IN THE MILITARY ECT..ECT

October 08 2010 at 10:24 PM Report abuse -9 rate up rate down Reply

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