On Monday, Harry Reid announced he won’t waste his time campaigning for “Democrat Bob Goodman’s unlikely bid to unseat Nevada’s hugely popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in November.” The Fresno Bee,
Goodman, 75, a relative political unknown who directed Nevada’s Department of Tourism and Economic Development in the 1970s, won the nomination in a June primary against seven other candidates. But he did so with only 25 percent of the vote, compared to 30 percent for “none of these candidates.”
Reid said he tried but failed to persuade better-known Democrats to enter the race. He told reporters at his office in Reno on Monday that Goodman’s campaign telephoned him a few days ago to ask if he would participate in a fundraiser, but, “I said no.”
“I have these candidates I have to help raise some money, and I want it to be meaningful,” said Reid, who is helping Democrats seeking all Nevada’s other constitutional offices, especially Lucy Flores in what is expected to be a hotly contested race against Republican Mark Hutchison for lieutenant governor.