Harry Reid Can Meet a Hispanic Republican, Right in His Home State
3:15 PM, Aug 11, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Maybe if Rory Reid weren't having to distance himself from his father to the point of forgoing his last name, Harry Reid would be more familiar with the idea of a Nevadan, Hispanic Republican. In his quest for the Nevada governorship, Rory Reid is getting trounced in polls at the moment by Brian Sandoval, a former federal judge, Attorney General, and...Hispanic Republican. From late July's Las Vegas Review-Journal poll:
Presumably, "every demographic" includes Hispanic voters. In Clark County, the dense left-leaning Las Vegas area Democrats count on to deliver the state, Sandoval is still leading Reid 45-36 (14 undecided). He also leads among independents, 56-21. Those numbers suggest that Sandoval might not be the only right-leaning Hispanic voter in Reid's home state, no matter what Reid thinks.
Other polls have not put Sandoval's lead as high as this most recent Mason-Dixon poll, but his RCP average lead has consistently been over 10 points.
Here's a clue to how Reid's comment is playing in Nevada, where the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal pointed out the obvious:
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