Harry Reid, former Senate leader, dead at 82

Posted on AllSides December 29th, 2021
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a direct and dogged figure who converted the lessons of a hardscrabble childhood into a leadership role in national Democratic politics, died Tuesday. He was 82.

“I’m sure there are more people capable than I, better looking than me, better educated than me, smarter than me. But I’ve got the job. And I try to do the best I can with the job," Reid told POLITICO in December 2016, weeks before retiring from the Senate.

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