Don’t think Nevada Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rory Reid helped his Dad Harry’s campaign when, in a debate with the next Governor of the Silver State, he acknowledged that “President Obama’s signature achievement could negatively affect Nevada“:
“I don’t deny, however,” Rory Reid said, “that Nevada needs to be vigilant on this issue. The law that was passed gives time for the new system to go into effect, but there is potential for it to put significant pressure on states because Medicaid rates could go up significantly.”
The elder Reid, reporter Bob Cusack reminds us, “played a leading role in the passage of healthcare reform.” He even kept Senators in Washington until the Eve of Christmas.
Someone I don’t like ol’ Harry likes the fact that his son is reminding Nevada voters about the issue on which he made the Senate work overtime. While the Democrat made it his signature issue on the Senate floor, he doesn’t seem to be making it much of an issue on the hustings. Wonder why that is.
And now junior’s gone and injected the issue into the campaign. Don’t think this’ll help the outgoing Majority Leader’s plummeting polls.