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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Jon Ralston
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was projected as the winner early Wednesday in the hard-fought Nevada Senate race, beating back a formidable challenge from Republican Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle and overcoming his own high negatives with the voters.
"This is a very tough race for the Democrats, who have never won in this district," said Mr. Ralston in his July 11 Las Vegas Sun column. "Marshall will need to run a Mediscare campaign and hope any base dissatisfaction with Amodei because of his intermittently controversial legislative record minimizes GOP turnout."
"It's possible none of this made any difference, that Reid has been dead all along and no amount of campaign brilliance or Angle exposure could resuscitate him," Mr. Ralston said. "The hatred is palpable, the discontent bubbling over. But I think he finds a way to survive."