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Sen. Harry Reid, Longtime Friend of Joe Lieberman, To Retire

Sen. Harry Reid, Longtime Friend of Joe Lieberman, To Retire

U.S. Senator Harry Reid, one of the most prominent and powerful senators in recent years, will not seek reelection in 2016 and will retire from the historic chamber. Reid was a longtime friend of former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman who stood by Lieberman at a time when liberal Democrats were calling for Lieberman's ouster from their caucus after he endorsed Republican John McCain in 2008 and became a prominent speaker at the Republican National Convention. Some Democrats were seeking to have Lieberman removed from his committee chairmanship, but Reid refused as the powerful Senate majority leader. "He's never had a political up or down with me. To me, he's been a very...

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