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Harry Reid calls Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) the senate's 'hottest member.'

 

WASHINGTON / Harry Reid called a fellow senator its “hottest member” at a political fundraiser this week, fueling criticism from those looking to unseat the senate majority leader during the midterm elections six weeks from now. Reid referred to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand‘s physical appearance  during the event Monday, Politico.com reported.   

RealClearPolitics.com, an independent Chicago-based website that analyzes polls, reports a virtual tie between Harry Reid and Republican Sharron Angle. As of Sept. 18, Reid leads Angle by a half-point (44.5 to 44) as of Sept. 18.  Fox News’ poll projects Angle a full point over Reid.  

Reid has drawn recent criticism from his Nevada constituents who have experienced a plummeting employment rate, record foreclosures and a diminishing tourism industry. Nevada’s unemployment rate soared above 14 percent this year, which confirmed the Silver State as the worst place in America to find a job.    

Gillibrand’s spokesperson dismissed Reid’s remarks, and told Fox News the senator “has the utmost respect for Senator Reid and looks forward to continue working together to repeal DADT, pass 9/11 health, and create good-paying jobs across the country.”   

Harry Reid has failed at all of the above, and I don’t care what the context of the comment was,” a member of the National Organization for Women told Your Politics News on the condition of anonymity. “The remark was obnoxious and ill-timed, and it sets our female leaders back to the Stone Age.”  

“He’s obviously very out of touch with his base, which only begs the question of why we don’t impose term limits on our politicians,” Sharron Angle supporter Chip Jeffries of Searchlight said. 

Reid has served with the U.S. Senate since 1987.

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