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February 12, 2016

Harry Reid to Fundraise for Two Democrats in Lake Tahoe

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Harry Reid of Nevada is the Senate Majority Leader. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a retreat in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this weekend with donors to boost two Democratic Senate campaigns: Rep. Gary Peters’ bid in Michigan and Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota.

According to an invitation obtained by CQ Roll Call, the Lake Tahoe Retreat runs from Aug. 15 through 17 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village. The required contribution to attend is $10,000 with checks made payable to Searchlight Lake Tahoe Victory Fund, Reid’s joint fundraising committee.

So far this cycle, Searchlight Lake Tahoe Victory Fund has contributed $19,698 to Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and $20,888 to Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ala., both of whom have competitive re-election bids this cycle. It also gave $27,060 to the Searchlight Leadership Fund, Reid’s leadership PAC.

A spokeswoman for Franken confirmed he would be attending. Peters’ campaign could not immediately confirm his attendance, and did not respond to further inquiries.

Laura Matthews, who is listed as the contact on the invitation, did not return request for comment.

The Michigan race is rated Leans Democratic, and the Minnesota race is rated Democrat Favored by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

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    Harry Reid is a disappointment.It’s truly sad how disconnected both political parties are from mainstream America. This is just but one issue out of so many other issues affecting us. The situation with the more than three million unemployed families, still without an unemployment extension bill, is a critical issue, that both parties seemed to have walked away from and forgot about. Unfortunately, for these financially ruined families, it’s not possible to have that luxury. These workers, whom many are “older workers”, have lost everything, while waiting for the senate to finally pass an extension bill to help them recover from 8 months without benefits, and means to pay credit bills. Now, many have become financially ruined, and deep in debt. When the average American is only one or two paychecks away from being able to sustain themselves, you can imagine how much 8 months of no payments can do to a family. When the Congress approves Billions of dollars for the Ukraine, and other countries, and commits our children to another term in Iraq, we back home here, are having to go homeless and hungry. Our government can’t even take care of our veterans from the last war. But I’m sure the senators and congressman receive the very best healthcare, and perks, and salary, that the average citizens could only dream of. We Americans have finally become the “servants” of our so called “Public Servants’. It’s time we change that in the coming elections.

  • Bayou Mudbugg

    well said sir….very well said.

  • Jack Everett

    Democrats do need to get more aggressive with the out of control teabags but both parties have been useless when it comes to supporting American workers. Our money is squandered on foreign countries while our own citizens and disabled vets live in the streets.

  • meanmarine


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