Las Vegas Sun: Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman endorses Harry Reid for Senate

Sen. Harry Reid picked up momentum Saturday in his race for re-election, securing an endorsement from Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and solidifying his standing with progressive bloggers and activists, who could be instrumental in helping him raise money and earn votes.

Reid arrived to Las Vegas from Washington, D.C., early Saturday for a whirlwind day of meet-and-greets, tours and speeches. His day started out with an endorsement from Goodman.

Reid and Goodman stood side by side at the construction site of the new City Hall, paid for in part with Build America Bonds that Reid helped secure, grinning and patting one another on the back.

“He’s made himself available to the city of Las Vegas,” Goodman said. “He’s the man we go to to get things done.”

Goodman and Reid have known each other for 40 years, but before Saturday, Goodman remained quiet about his pick for U.S. Senate. Goodman said he wanted “to make an event” out of his announcement, not just hold a standard press conference.

He took Reid on a bus tour of downtown Las Vegas before giving him his nod.

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