Senator majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, praised Senator Carl Levin effusively for casting his 12,000 vote:
"Carl Levin is somebody that I so admire," said Reid on the floor of the Senate. "He's got a lot of service left in him, Mr. President. There are so many things that he is capable of doing as a result of the positions he now holds in the Senate. But the one thing that--I admire so many things about Carl Levin--but the one thing as I have already indicated is how strongly he feels about his family. He and his brother have a piece of property in Michigan. They call it the 'Tree Farm.' And I still have, in Searchlight [Nevada], my hat they gave me that says 'Tree Farm.' And he has talked to me on many occasions--we haven't talked lately--about how he and his brother like to walk on their tree farm. There is nothing there except trees. But it is an occasion for them to be together as brothers."
President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.
Next week, President Barack Obama will begin to push immigration reform. As part of the effort, he'll go to Nevada to hold a public event on immigration reform, according to a White House announcement.
"The President will be traveling to Nevada on Tuesday to redouble the Administration's efforts to work with Congress to fix the broken immigration system this year," the White House announced.
Rasmussen's latest poll of the Senate race in Nevada shows incumbent Republican Dean Heller opening up a nine-point lead over Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Fifty-one percent of likely voters support Heller, with 42 percent choosing Berkley and only 5 percent undecided.
Incumbent Republican senator Dean Heller is up on Nevada television with his first advertisement of the cycle. The 30-second ad focuses on Heller's "no budget, no pay" bill, which would withhold the salaries of House and Senate members if Congress fails to pass a budget. Watch the ad below:
A new poll from PPP shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead heading into Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Romney has 50 percent support there, according to the poll of likely caucusgoers. His numbers double those of Newt Gingrich, who only receives 25 percent support, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum at 15 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
A new poll from Magellan Strategies, a Republican-affiliated firm, shows Mitt Romney with a large lead in Nevada. According to the survey of 673 likely Republican caucus goers in Nevada, Romney leads with 38 percent, Herman Cain comes in second with 26 percent, and Newt Gingrich is in third with 16 percent. The remaining candidates all received less than 10 percent.