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Reid skips State Dinner

Sen. Harry Reid was supposed to attend the State Dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday night, but sent regrets at the last minute when the Senate continued working on the Wall Street reform bill.

Reid was to be seated at the head table according to the dinner lineup announced by the White House mid-afternoon.

But when the Senate was unable to bring debate to a close on the financial reform bill, senators continued working into the evening and Reid, the Majority Leader, remained on Capitol Hill.

"Senator Reid thought it would be more appropriate to continue working on this legislation that is important to Nevada consumers," aide Jon Summers said.

Reid’s wife Landra was also on the White House guest list. Reid’s office could not immediately say if it would have been her first public event since being involved in a serious car accident on March 11.

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