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Reid Expands Fundraising Efforts with New Committee

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With his Nevada Senate seat in the Republicans’ firing line in 2010, Majority Leader Harry Reid is stepping up his fundraising efforts. Reid’s latest move — opening the Reid Victory Fund , is a joint fundraising committee with the Nevada Democratic party. The committee will enable Reid to join forces with local party organizers to hold fundraising events and divide the proceeds.

Reid is already a frequent target of critical press releases and commentary coming out of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The committee even aired a television ad attacking Reid in late January.  

Reid, whose approval ratings have hovered around 50 percent, does not have an opponent yet, but he’s not taking any chances. He ended 2008 with $3.3 million in cash on hand and will disclose his fundraising for the first three months of 2009 next week. He has more fundraisers on the horizon, including a high-profile event with President Obama in Las Vegas May 26.

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