CAPITOL UPDATE: Harry Reid Gone In 2016
by Ulsterman on December 15, 2013
He may continue to currently hold sway over the Democrat controlled Senate, but back in his home state of Nevada, Harry Reid is about to find himself out of a job soon thanks to an incredibly popular and talented Republican governor named Brian Sandoval, the first Hispanic governor in that state’s history. Word is Governor Sandoval is preparing to become Senator Sandoval, a move that will send Harry Reid packing.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, possibly soon to be Senator Sandoval…
The Mainstream Media has said little regarding Governor’s Sandoval’s success in Nevada due in great part to his being Hispanic, and a Republican, runs counter to the narrative that the Republican Party is not a big tent party. He has a record of reducing the size of government and cutting spending while passing education reforms like ending teacher tenure and establishing merit pay, all with a Democratic legislature. A self described fiscal conservative who favors states’ rights, and a social moderate, Sandoval has already cut his state’s budget by a half billion dollars and repealed hundreds of anti-business regulations, a move that has found approval among both Republican and Democrat voters. His approval ratings are so high in fact, the Democratic Governors Association has all but waived the white flag in attempting any credible challenge to Governor Sandoval’s re-election bid in 2014.
Following what will likely be a comfortable victory in 2014, is apparently a Senate run by Governor Sandoval to unseat longtime D.C. power player, Harry Reid. The Reid political machine is already well aware of the Sandoval threat, having concluded internal polling last fall showing the current Nevada governor easily winning over Reid in a head to head matchup. The data results were so lopsided in fact, that Reid has indicated to some staff he may retire should Governor Sandoval decide to run against him, rather than face such a formidable opponent.
Reid would be seventy-seven in 2016, and is already showing signs of slowing down in recent years.
Nevada Democrats are hinting at a way to keep Sandoval in place as governor though – by electing a Democrat Lieutenant Governor in 2014. This may be enough to prevent Sandoval from handing over the state reigns of p0wer to a Democrat and instead serving out a full second term, allowing Harry Reid to secure re-election in 2016.
Whispers in D.C. though are already indicating that won’t happen. Sandoval apparently has a personal dislike for the acidic, abrasive, and abusive Harry Reid, and wants him gone – for good. He also knows that defeating such a powerful national fixture in liberal progressive politics would elevate his own status both at home and throughout the nation.
In short, for Brian Sandoval, this is personal as much as political, and he is more than willing and ready to crush Harry Reid in 2016.