Report: Heavy hitters getting in place for Reid race

In another sign that this year’s Senate race is turning Nevada into a political wild, wild West, Politico reports this morning on how interest groups are positioning to weigh in on the re-election of Sen. Harry Reid.

In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that loosened the strings on corporate involvement in campaigns, the story suggests a virtual cash pipeline is being erected into the state. PhRMA, the industry group representing drug makers, already has run ads praising the Senate Majority Leader on health care.

"I think we are going to see a lot of (corporate) ads saying how great Harry Reid is,"  the piece quotes a Reid insider. 

One reason some corporations and other interest groups may want Reid to stick around: They prefer him to Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who figures to compete for the job if Reid loses and is much more partisan and liberal than the Nevadan, according to Politico.

The story is here.

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