Reid’s Seat Now a ‘Toss Up’ in 2010
It’s no news that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is facing a difficult reelection bid next year. Still, as recently as Sept. 3, the Cook Political Report, a well-respected election handicapper, had the seat nestled snugly in the “likely Democrat” column.
But that was a week ago. Today Cook updated its map to rank Reid’s seat a “toss up.” Would voters oust someone as powerful as Reid in favor of a freshman lawmaker? Ask Tom Daschle if it’s ever happened before.