Reid office response to Titus comments

Rep. Dina Titus, in a telephone call last night to Sen. Harry Reid, distanced herself from a report that quoted her as saying he was going to lose re-election.

Titus "denied that is what she said," and Reid accepted her explanation, according to Reid spokesman Jon Summers.

"The two of them have had a good relationship for years, and he takes her at her word," Summers said.

The Democrats in the Nevada delegation were working today to smooth over any hint of a rift following a report in Politico that Titus, in a meeting last week with other freshmen and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that "Reid is done; he’s going to lose in November."

The meeting took place on Jan. 20, the morning after Democrats suffered a big upset by losing a long-held Senate seat in Massachusetts, and members of Congress were struggling to see a path forward.

Politico said three people in the room confirmed they heard Titus make the remark. Titus has denied singling our Reid, while acknowledging she did say Democrats would be "f—ed" if they failed to learn from their Massachusetts setback.

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