Harry Reid - Controversies

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In July of 2012, Senator Reid was interviewed by the Huffington Post. In that interview, he asserted that he had been contacted by a source whom he found to be credible and told that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for a ten year time period while he was employed at Bain Capital.rnSenator Reid also stated that Governor Romney's father would be ashamed at the fact that Mitt Romney had released only two years of tax returns as compared to his father's decision to release 12 years when he ran for Pr ...

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2010-04-13

Senator Reid owns a great deal of land near Bullhead City, Arizona.  In 2006, he sponsored an earmark to provide $18 million in funding to build a bridge to connect Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona.  This bridge is near the property he owns and will undoubtedly increase the value of that land. Value of the landMore than 20 years ago, Senator Reid purchased 100 acres of land roughly 3-5 miles from Bullhead City, Arizona for a price of $150,000.  His longtime f ...

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2010-01-11

In 2008 while speaking about Senator Obama as a presidential candidate, Senator Reid stated that Obama was a viable candidate because he was "light skinned" and had "no negro dialect unless he wanted one."  Although Republican leaders called for his resignation, Senator Reid apologized to President Obama and African-American leaders and remained in power. Game-ChangeIn January of 2010, a book about the 2008 Presidential election called "Game Change" ...

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For several years, Senator Reid donated funds from his re-election campaign to an employee holiday fund for the employees of the building where he resides.  Although this appears to be in violation of federal election law and Senator Reid has reimbursed his campaign fund with his own money, Senator Reid insists the use of the money was legal.  Federal election lawFederal election law permits campaigns to provide "gifts of nominal value" but prohibits candidates fro ...

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2006-08-20

Harvery Whittemore is a land developer, lobbyist, attorney, and one of the most powerful men in Nevada. His land-development ventures include casinos, hotels, shopping malls and Coyote Springs, a planned living community about 60 miles north of Las Vegas on 43,000 acres of desert land.  Coyote Springs is located in a large valley on the border of Clark County and Lincoln County in Nevada and is slated to include 160,000 homes, twelve golf courses and several hotel-casinos. Its total cost ha ...

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Over the course of several years (2001-2005) Senator Reid collected nearly $68,000 in contributions from Abramoff's lobbying partners and clients.  Senator Reid took actions to support positions on issues that Abramoff promoted as a paid lobbyist.  Senator Reid received money from Abramoff associates after opposing a minimum wage law in the Marianas which was defeated in the Senate.  He also wrote letters and spoke out against the creation of Native American casinos which would ha ...

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As debate over the success or failure of the war in Iraq increased, Senator Reid repeatedly questioned the credibility of the commander of forces in Iraq - General Petraus. He noted that he would not believe the General if he reported that the war in Iraq was going well and noted that the General, and numerous other officials - including the President - knew the war was lost. CNN InterviewIn an interview on CNN in April of 2007, Senator Reid claimed that General Petraus had told US so ...