Between the Smoke and Spin

There appears to be some confusion between Nevada Senator Bill Raggio and U.S. Senator Harry Reid. This comes after Raggio announced he was stepping aside after 28-years as the republican caucus leader. Raggio told the Las Vegas-Sun he wants to avoid problems caused by endorsing Reid

“There is a lot of dissatisfaction among the tea party, hard right,” Raggio says. “I don’t want that kind of discord.”

Meanwhile, Reid responded to Raggio’s resignation, saying ,“In this election Nevadans, Republicans, Democrats and Independents voted to reject extremism. That some of Senator Raggio’s Republican colleagues even considered punishing him for being on the side of a majority of Nevadans shows that they clearly missed that message and are not listening to their constituents.”

Maybe Reid should have thought to speak with Raggio prior to issuing his statement. But that’s probably one of the many reasons why Nevadan’s re-elected him — he doesn’t think.

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