Is Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., doing too much or too little for Nevada?
It depends on who is answering the question.
Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., is in the "too much for Nevada" group.
Deal recently sent out a press release criticizing Reid for looking out too closely for his home state in the health reform debate.
According to the Daily Citizen newspaper in Dalton, Ga., "Deal said the Senate leader appeared to be playing politics to favor Nevada over the other 49 states and the District of Columbia."
The paper quotes Deal saying, "Senator Reid should know that this legislation is not only bad for Nevada, but it is bad for the rest of the United States.”
Deal was responding to a recent statement by Reid that said, "Let me be very clear, I will not bring a health insurance reform bill to the Senate floor that is not good for Nevada.”
Nevada Republicans, however, are singing a different tune than Deal. They are trying to portray Reid as out-of-touch with Nevada.
That effort was highlighted in a recent Politico article that stated: "And they are preparing to use Reid’s power against him, saying that Nevada has suffered while he has sought to advance his party’s interests — a potent argument that worked to bring down Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in his 2004 campaign in South Dakota."