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Nevada state Sen. Dean Rhoads is the latest prominent Republican in his state to endorse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over Republican nominee Sharron Angle. Rhoads said he had already voted for Reid and urged other Nevadans to do the same.

In a letter published Friday in the Elko Daily Free Press, Rhoads said he disagreed with Reid on the new health care law and the estate tax. But he said rural Nevada needs Reid in the Senate to protect grazing and mining laws.

"While many Democrats would like to end grazing on public lands and slap a huge royalty on hard rock mining, Harry Reid is not one of them. As Majority Leader of the United States Senate he puts an end to proposals like these before they ever catch flight," Rhoads said.

Rhoads also gave another, edgier reason. If Reid loses and Democrats remain in charge of the Senate, he said, "the next Senate leader will be Chuck Schumer, a vicious liberal from New York City (Google cache link). 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."

Actually, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin may also be in the running for majority leader, and of course Reid could win, but that's getting ahead of ourselves.

A number of leading Nevada Republicans are signing on publicly with Reid, saying they are concerned about losing his influence in Washington, and about Angle's positions on education, jobs and other issues that they say would be damaging to the state. The GOP endorsers include former Nevada first ladies Dema Guinn and Dawn Gibbons, state Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio and leaders of the state's business community. One of them, Republican Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts, is featured prominently in a new Reid campaign ad.

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floorbiz90036

As I see it we have a deeper problem than most of the general public is aware of or see. that porblem is showing itself in the open all over our country it is right under the eyes and in the face of our citizens, and yet people are stil blind to it.what is the fundemental problem ? the democratic party is nop longer what it used to be it has been over tun and taken over by progressives who hate America and what we stand ofr and how we function it is their goal to destroy WHAT WE HAVE AND TAKE US ALL DOWN so far they are doing a great job of that. It is the duty of real Americans to turn the tables and taKke them down before additional damage CAN BE DONE BY THEM. lets do our part on Tuesday Nov. 2nd and get rid of them before it is too late and we will never see our America in a way we can recoconise it. the only fundemtal transformation I want to see is how it was before at least when Bush was in office unemployment was around 5 % GET MY POINT ?

November 01 2010 at 10:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lpdp

With our imigrants hitting the streets and bussing in more imigants for election day with the help of the DOJ making sure these democratic voters have the right to vote in which ever state we ship them to on election day, our socialist movement will be protected, the republicans and the supporters of the old consititution forgot on thing, all the unions and illegals support the socialist movement and an new constitution. Botton line we control what votes count and which ones dont at the end of the day on tuesday we remain in power. All the democratic party votes will be counted end of subject any thing less will simply be political bs. Socializm is here to stay and the constitution will be change to meet our needs. As said time and time again, even if we have to use foreign nations to secure our goal it will be done, we already have 12 nations lined up behind our movement against AZ, if we need foreign troops to control this out of line state so be they are being trained now to take orders from the party. This is not an attack on any politictal figure just reality of defeat of the republican party and its idean that change can be stopped.

October 31 2010 at 7:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brgassman

I have another idea for our Nevada Republican friends; why not help to make sure the Republicans take control of the Senate, instead of adding ammo for dems to use - great headline people: "Nevada Republicans back Harry Reid" - BTW, I'm not 100% sold on the argument that the "Sunday TV camera hoggish" Schumer would be named leader - even many dems know not to continue following ultra-liberal policies and may realize having Chuckie at the helm would not be a smart move for many obvious reasons. Actually, the above article might make a great last week message for Republicans to use nationally - use Chuck in the ads and show what the Senate would have in store for the nation when Harry goes down BUT the dems keep control of the senate. Just a thought !!!

October 24 2010 at 1:33 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
John Vilvens

Reid saved the world, if you do not believe just ask him. All rinos in nevada that did not stand up for the republican pack your bags your next.

October 24 2010 at 7:36 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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lpdp

It does not matter what he did in the past as he is loyal and will support the other changes to governement and the constitution that must be done before 2010

October 31 2010 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
enpassant44

I'm not from New York, but if the Democratic senator from my state were poised to become the Senate majority leader if Reid lost, I'd be rooting for Sharron Angle to win. If Nevada elects her, they deserve what they get.

October 23 2010 at 11:03 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
cdpierce35

Nevada sounds like RINO-topia. I make my living in mining and Reid does far more damage than he does good. You either have principles or you have dependencies.

October 23 2010 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tistolaugh

Rhoads just assured he will be going soon himself. You do not choose to keep someone who needs to go based on who their replacvement may or may not be. It's a shame he is siding with Reid, for whatever reason.

October 23 2010 at 5:18 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
donderro

Dean Rhoads is another Republican turn coat.

October 23 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
cruisedoc

Reid is guilty of horendous back-room deals and pushing bills against the will of the majority of Americans - in a highly partisan manner. He bent the rules and used parlimentary gimmicks despite cries from the people not to. So, Schumer is the worst of 2 evils? I think not. Geez, how much more uber-liberal could Schumer be? The estate tax will kill family farms in Nevada and both Reid & Schumer support it. Neither will get their way with a GOP house. Get rid of Reid and a few others and we won't have to worry which will be majority leader, because the dems won't be in the majority.

October 23 2010 at 3:41 AM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply
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K-DUBYA

they are in the majoriety for a reason and the reason is the people !

October 23 2010 at 8:39 AM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
joper201

KMA, we do get something out of it. Mineral leases supply well paying jobs, income and taxes to the local community, lease payments and income taxes are additional revenue to the Federal government. People like reid and obama then to disburse it to their union friends and other potential voters.

October 23 2010 at 2:15 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply

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