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In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know (Family represents nearly every major industry) [Archive]
LA Times ^ | 6/23/03 | Chuck Neubauer, Richard T. Cooper

Posted on 04/14/2005 4:03:31 PM PDT by Libloather

In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know
Members of one lawmaker's family represent nearly every major industry in their home state. And their clients rely on his goodwill.
By Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper, Times Staff Writers
June 23, 2003

WASHINGTON — It was the kind of legislation that slips under the radar here.

The name alone made the eyes glaze over: "The Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002." In a welter of technical jargon, it dealt with boundary shifts, land trades and other arcane matters — all in Nevada.

As he introduced it, Nevada's senior U.S. senator, Democrat Harry Reid, assured colleagues that his bill was a bipartisan measure to protect the environment and help the economy in America's fastest-growing state.

What Reid did not explain was that the bill promised a cavalcade of benefits to real estate developers, corporations and local institutions that were paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbying fees to his sons' and son-in-law's firms, federal lobbyist reports show.

**SNIP**

In the last four years alone, their firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington.

**SNIP**

Ethics Enforcer

**SNIP**

Reid said he has never used his position to steer business to his family members.

**SNIP**

Public Lands Go Private

*SNIP**

The bill freed about 18,000 acres near the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas for development and annexation, by releasing two parcels of land from "wilderness study" protection. Key Reid and former Sen. Bryan lobbied for those provisions, lobbyist reports show. City officials did not return phone calls from The Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; democratscheat; harry; know; name; nevada; rats; reid; senators; sons
A MONSTER 2003 piece in the LA Times on the scandal of numerous Harry Reid family kickbacks....
1 posted on 04/14/2005 4:03:32 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather



I'm up for adoption and jobless if Harry Reid needs a new relative.


2 posted on 04/14/2005 4:04:36 PM PDT by LauraleeBraswell ( We must stand behind TOM DELAY!)
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To: Shermy

ping


3 posted on 04/14/2005 4:07:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: Libloather

Ok, just when the Democrats start getting blow back from the Delay attack we will begin to hear about the "Politics of Personal Destruction". Wonder who will scram uncle first?


4 posted on 04/14/2005 4:09:10 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: Libloather

But he's from Searchlight, Nevada. This couldn't be true. Could it?

:)


5 posted on 04/14/2005 4:09:47 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
I'm up for adoption and jobless if Harry Reid needs a new relative.

Hey, bud - hands OFF.

This is my state....

MY pork!

Just a quick stop by the court house tomorrow, to change my name to Reid and I'm all set.

Woo Hoo!

LVM

6 posted on 04/14/2005 4:12:52 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: fightin kentuckian; LauraleeBraswell; writer33
I just called up Senator Reids office and asked about his stance on adoption. The person who answered the phone said he didn't know. I said, "Because I was wondering if the Senator could adopt me." "I don't have a job and I could use some favors, it seems like his sons have a good deal."




Reid, Harry - (D - NV) Class III
528 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3542
Web Form: reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm


he has

Four Nevada offices, in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, and a mobile office that travels throughout rural Nevada. Please locate the office closest to you. If you need to contact me directly, please go here.

Carson City
600 East Williams Street, #302
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-882-7343 / Fax: 775-883-1980
Link to Yahoo Maps

Las Vegas
Lloyd D. George Building
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-5020 / Fax: 702-388-5030
Link to Yahoo Maps

Reno
Bruce R. Thompson Courthouse and Federal Building
400 South Virginia Street, Suite 902
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-686-5750 / Fax: 775-686-5757
Link to Yahoo Maps

Rural Nevada Outreach Contact
Susan Lisagor
Phone: 775-686-5750 / Fax: 775-686-5757

Washington
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327
Toll Free for Nevadans: 1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343) -Restricted to calls originating from area codes 775 and 702-
Link to Yahoo Maps

Reid Newsroom
(202) 224-9521

Senate Democratic Communications Center Newsroom
(202) 224-2939


Call Senator Reid and ask him to adopt you!
7 posted on 04/14/2005 4:13:13 PM PDT by LauraleeBraswell ( We must stand behind TOM DELAY!)
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To: Libloather

Rush was talking about this article on his show today. Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 04/14/2005 4:13:31 PM PDT by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God. Liberals think they are God." ---Ann Coulter)
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To: writer33

Yes, and (if you believe his campaign spots) he eats at the local cafe there every day! lol.

Maybe Nevada can get rid of him next election cycle. I'd sure rather see Gibbons or Heller in Washington.

Harry Reid. Ugh.


9 posted on 04/14/2005 4:15:39 PM PDT by rpierce (Tagline? I can have a tagline?)
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To: marron

Nicky, keep a close eye on Harry.
He's slipping.

10 posted on 04/14/2005 4:18:51 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: LauraleeBraswell

That was good.


11 posted on 04/14/2005 4:19:23 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: rpierce

I couldn't believe Nevada elected him again. It was the "Independent Like Nevada" slogan that got the people that didn't pay attention. As if he somehow managed to link Democrats to independents. It was a joke.


12 posted on 04/14/2005 4:20:30 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: writer33; BullDog108; MurryMom; Liz; Howlin; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog; Mudboy Slim
But he's from Searchlight, Nevada.

They may just have to change that to Spotlight...

Reid's son leaves firm's capital office
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By TONY BATT
STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON -- The youngest son of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has left the Washington office of a prominent Las Vegas law firm to take a job with the Greenspun Corp. in Henderson.

Key Reid, 28, had managed the Washington office of Lionel Sawyer & Collins since it opened on March 11, 2002. He was the only attorney in the office.

Former Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., who joined Lionel, Sawyer & Collins two years ago and lobbies Congress for the firm, worked with Key Reid during trips back to Washington.

"He let us know in November that he had decided to return to Nevada," Bryan said.

Key Reid could not be reached this week. He did not respond to voice messages left for him at Lionel Sawyer & Collins and at Greenspun Corp., a real estate development firm.

In July, the Los Angeles Times published a series of articles listing 17 senators and 11 House members whose relatives lobby or work for clients with business before Congress.

One of the articles spotlighted Reid and his four sons, who all were employed by Lionel Sawyer & Collins, the largest law firm in Nevada.

After being interviewed by the newspaper, Sen. Reid decided Key Reid and son-in-law Steven Barringer, also a lobbyist, should not be allowed to visit his office on behalf of clients.

Bryan said he did not think the newspaper series played a role in Key Reid's decision to leave Washington.

"Not as far as I know," Bryan said. "The senator (Reid) has a policy in which no member of his family can have personal contact with his office. I always handle those contacts. I don't think (the newspaper article) was a factor in Key's decision."

Brent Heberlee, a former Senate aide to Bryan and now a Washington lobbyist for SBC Communications has been hired to replace Key Reid, Bryan said.

13 posted on 04/14/2005 4:21:47 PM PDT by Libloather (Start Hillary's recount now - just to get it out of the way...)
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To: Libloather

Nothing to see here - move along


14 posted on 04/14/2005 4:22:04 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It's a joke, son!")
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To: rpierce

We in Nevada elected President Bush 51% to kerry 49%
Reid was re-elected something like 61% to 35%
I am no mathematician but it looks like a lot of President Bush voters voted for dusty reid
Go figure!


15 posted on 04/14/2005 4:22:56 PM PDT by paradoxical
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To: Libloather; LauraleeBraswell; marron; fightin kentuckian; writer33; LasVegasMac; BullDog108; ...

Let's all fill one out have Senator Reid sign them.

16 posted on 04/14/2005 4:24:33 PM PDT by Enterprise (Abortion and "euthanasia" - the twin destroyers of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Libloather

Oh, yeah. I hope the people of Nevada that touched Harry Reid's name on the screen are thinking about that now. And I don't mean the fire-breathing libs. I'm talking about the uninformed CNN watchers.


17 posted on 04/14/2005 4:27:03 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: Enterprise

It's only right. That's how they'd do it in Searchlight. :)


18 posted on 04/14/2005 4:27:53 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: Enterprise

LOL


19 posted on 04/14/2005 4:33:20 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: Libloather; FBD; jla; Landru; dirty harry; MeekOneGOP; BraveMan; international american; blackie
I wonder if Dingy Harry is fully aware of the political bull's-eye he's got smack dab between his shoulder blades? RATS are gonna start abandoning ship as they realize Reid's Obstructionist Strategy is doomed to failure. As long as the GOP demonstrates a stiffened spine fer the next coupla years, the RATS are utterly powerless to stop us from implementing a 100% Conservative Agenda!!

FReegards...MUD

20 posted on 04/14/2005 4:40:00 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Tom Delay is the BEST POLITICIAN in Congress...and the DemonRATS can't stand it!!)
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To: Libloather
Yes we are sure that no one at that paper gave Reid a courtesy (fellow traveler) heads up to clean up their act before a damaging article is released.
21 posted on 04/14/2005 4:43:05 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Libloather

Heard this on Rush today.If the Republicans had any b*lls they would be on this big time. Tom Delay should be on every talk show in America, but I don't think this will happen. The Republicans have no b*lls and no network will invite Tom except Fox methinks..


22 posted on 04/14/2005 4:43:30 PM PDT by rjrad (rjrad)
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To: Libloather; tgslTakoma; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; BillF; BufordP; staytrue; Angelwood; kristinn; ...
"Dingy Harry Reid Must RESIGN...NOW!!!!"

You heard it HERE first...MUD

23 posted on 04/14/2005 4:44:47 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Tom Delay is the BEST POLITICIAN in Congress...and the DemonRATS can't stand it!!)
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To: writer33
He has been in office too long. He was in office when I graduated from HS 89', I keep waiting for him to kick off or get booted out....but they keep voting for him.
24 posted on 04/14/2005 4:50:49 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
He has been in office too long. He was in office when I graduated from HS 89', I keep waiting for him to kick off or get booted out....but they keep voting for him.

It's a downright shame too.

25 posted on 04/14/2005 5:20:05 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Mudboy, I'm cynical enough to think the Pubs don't have a spine at all. They have this on a silver platter and I bet they spill it. Sorry, I'm just fed up with em'. Rush said the other day we may as well act like the minority.....just let the Demonrats have their way like always. Tom DeLay is their target because he WILL stand up to them and he's doing it all alone. Tell you one thing, not a penny of my money will go to the RNC or any Republican candidate until I start seeing some results and all this playing nice with the Dems has come to an end.


26 posted on 04/14/2005 5:57:44 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Libloather

Interesting Reid, I mean read. :)

I don't see any problem with any of this. I like how he battles the Federal government for Neveda land. And to keep gambling legal and mining profitable. No problems with the Senator from me.

Rush's point was that it is nearly impossible in todays 'risk adverse' political climate to not break any rules or seem like there is no conflict of interest. Everyone has a conflict of interest somewhere.

If people are really upset at all of these conflicts of interests then they ought to reduce the power of the Federal government - its the only solution.


27 posted on 04/14/2005 5:59:53 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/foundingoftheunitedstates.htm)
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To: Libloather
This story actually made it to press on the pages of the LAT?!
28 posted on 04/14/2005 6:40:21 PM PDT by TonyRo76 (American by birth. Patriot by choice. Christian by grace.)
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To: TonyRo76

READ.. not Reid the dateline!


29 posted on 04/14/2005 7:18:14 PM PDT by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: TonyRo76

READ.. not Reid the dateline!


30 posted on 04/14/2005 7:18:43 PM PDT by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: acapesket

Sorry.. I can never tell a double post with my new and improved Mozilla!


31 posted on 04/14/2005 7:20:13 PM PDT by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: Dawgreg; EricC; jla; Corin Stormhands; Flora McDonald; Gabz; Coop; Nick The Freeper; x
"...the Pubs don't have a spine at all. They have this on a silver platter and I bet they spill it."

We'll see...you can't believe everything the DemonRAT-loving, Vast LeftWing Medyuh Whore'd says about this...I don't know what the heck they are waiting for, there is no way the RATS will back down and/or compromise.

"Sorry, I'm just fed up with em'. Rush said the other day we may as well act like the minority.....just let the Demonrats have their way like always."

Ahh, Rush is just blowing off steam...did you hear him on Monday? He was talking about packiong it in, which is a joke considering his $200+ Million, 10-year contract. Who in their Right mind would walk away from that sweetheart deal?

, "Tom DeLay is their target because he WILL stand up to them and he's doing it all alone."

No he's not...we are blessed with a lot of good GOPers in the House, not so many in the Senate. My Congressman, Eric Cantor (aka Eric C.) is Deputy Whip and Delay's Right-Hand man. We've talked political philosophy on multiple occasions, and he talks like he's almost as Conservative as I am...LOL!!

"Tell you one thing, not a penny of my money will go to the RNC or any Republican candidate until I start seeing some results and all this playing nice with the Dems has come to an end."

I'm with you there...it's gotten to where I only contribute to specific candidates (like Sen. Allen and Cong. Cantor (and even a small donation to Douglas Wilder's, our new Richmond City Mayor!!

FReegards...MUD

32 posted on 04/14/2005 8:12:54 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Tom Delay is the BEST POLITICIAN in Congress...and the DemonRATS can't stand it!!)
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To: Libloather

Let's say Harry has always been involved.


33 posted on 04/14/2005 8:42:06 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Libloather

" The Trouble With Harry"


34 posted on 04/14/2005 8:49:40 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: xsmommy; patton

I feel confident in saying those boys did not achieve their positions based on their good looks.


35 posted on 04/15/2005 3:52:30 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Dawgreg
Tell you one thing, not a penny of my money will go to the RNC or any Republican candidate

Good work. Rewarding the Dems for their obstruction and vicious attacks.

36 posted on 04/15/2005 4:07:05 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Mudboy, this may be a situation where cooler heads prevail, but I take one little bitty exception to your reply. We see the Pubs time after time buckle under to the Deamons and don't have to see it in the media. I agree the Demons will not back down so they use the last bullet in their arsenal.........personal attacks against anyone who stands up to them. Character asassination if you will and of course the MSLM will run with it. I will be sooooooo disappointed if the Pubs don't follow through.


37 posted on 04/15/2005 4:45:03 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Coop

Coop, I said until I see some results. Will I stay home on election day? NO WAY! At the same time, why should my hard-earned money go to a party or candidate who time after time allows the Demons to run rough-shod over them?


38 posted on 04/15/2005 4:49:03 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Coop

studly looking lot aren't they.... ; )


39 posted on 04/15/2005 4:57:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Dawgreg; Mudboy Slim

Your post, as I read it, excluded money for any GOP candidate. If that's what you meant, then I stand by my comment. If you prefer to channel your funds toward those GOP candidates who in your mind exhibit spine (as I believe Mud said up above), then I can certainly understand that position.


40 posted on 04/15/2005 5:06:41 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Coop

I understand Coop. Tis' a slippery slope, giving to a candidate or party who disappoint you time after time. I'm in the midst of a "hissy fit" right now and when I get my dander down I will support my party financially.....but not any time soon. *~*


41 posted on 04/15/2005 5:38:32 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Thanks, Mud! I always knew Reid was dirty...I mean DINGY!


42 posted on 04/15/2005 5:53:29 AM PDT by BufordP ("I wish we lived in the day when you could challenge a person to a duel!"--Zell Miller)
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To: Coop

Dunno. Would you be;ieve there are about four girls chasing Jason around?


43 posted on 04/15/2005 7:02:10 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write." <--Profit-Motivated Muse, eh?)
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To: patton

Not if he looks like his daddy.


44 posted on 04/15/2005 7:03:22 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: BufordP

De nada...Reid's gotta bulls-eye on him, and we're just the ones to force him out...MUD


45 posted on 04/15/2005 7:42:28 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Tom Delay is the BEST POLITICIAN in Congress...and the DemonRATS can't stand it!!)
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To: Libloather

I sent to Drudge - as others should - on the chance he may do one of his flash from the past highlights.


46 posted on 04/15/2005 7:44:19 AM PDT by Republican Red (DU: ''Reality sucks. That's the problem. We want another reality.'')
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To: Libloather

ping


47 posted on 05/15/2005 6:08:03 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE)
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