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Michelle Obama heads to Nevada with Harry Reid

By Amy Gardner
First lady Michelle Obama will touch down in Nevada on Tuesday for two events with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Obama will headline the Women's Summit 2010 in Reno, and then she'll join Reid at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas to promote "Let's Move Outside!," an initiative of the Department of Interior designed to encourage more outdoor activity among children. Reid invited her to both events.

The trip represents a rare political deployment for the first lady, who is sure to provide a media boost for Reid as he positions for what is expected to be a difficult reelection bid this year. Reid will face the winner of a highly competitive June 8 Republican primary. He has already spent $8.6 million this election cycle, but his approval ratings remain below 50 percent in most public polls. As of the end of March, Reid had another $9 million on hand, according for the Federal Election Commission.

Of the 12 Republicans vying to challenge Reid, three have led most polls: former state senator Sue Lowden, former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle, and real-estate investor Danny Tarkanian.

Lowden enjoyed a wide lead in polls until last month, when she harked back to the days when consumers paid their medical bills by bartering such items as chickens. Since then, Lowden's numbers have fallen steadily while those of Angle, who is backed by the Tea Party Express and the Club for Growth, have gained.

By Amy Gardner  |  May 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Just what we need! How dare her come here and campaign for that old fart of a man. She is a goof ball and Harry will be out of here and that is why barry himself won't come along, it is another stike out! Plus Barry has other things to do like great a soccer team and p. McCartney...and ignore Jan Brewer. How disgusting! What a pair.

Posted by: mexicanseverywhere | May 31, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Harry is finished. Obama knows this and has decided that he'll send his wife instead. This way he call golf. Yes golf not gulf.

Posted by: readmnweep1 | May 30, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Gonna be a lot of very disappointed teabaggers come November 10th. Not only will Harry Reid wake up as the Senate Majority Leader, teabag traitors will have been exposed for the phonies they are and they will lose in droves. So go ahead rant and rave and pound your chests and hold your 3rd grade educated signs in the air, but hear this and hear it good....There are more real Americans than there are teabag inbreds and we are not buying the garbage you're selling. Now be gone before somebody drops a house on you.

Posted by: dem4life1 | May 30, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait for Michelle to explain to the people of Las Vegas why the unemployment rate has gone up 4 percentage points since her husband became president.

All those D.C. jobs Harry Reid has funded meant less jobs in Nevada. All those unemployed or hard working people of Nevada are funding the no-show government union jobs for the D.C. elite. Hey, Harry even gave them 1.4% pay raise just for showing up one day a year!

Posted by: Cornell1984 | May 30, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait for Michelle to explain to the people of Las Vegas why the unemployment rate has gone up 4 percentage points since her husband became president.

All those D.C. jobs Harry Reid has funded meant less jobs in Nevada. All those unemployed or hard working people of Nevada are funding the no-show government union jobs for the D.C. elite. Hey, Harry even gave them 1.4% pay raise just for showing up one day a year!

Posted by: Cornell1984 | May 30, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait for Michelle to explain to the people of Las Vegas why the unemployment rate has gone up 4 percentage points since her husband became president.

All those D.C. jobs Harry Reid has funded meant less jobs in Nevada. All those unemployed or hard working people of Nevada are funding the no-show government union jobs for the D.C. elite. Hey, Harry even gave them 1.4% pay raise just for showing up one day a year!

Posted by: Cornell1984 | May 30, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

I see the Tea Baggers are upon us now... pffftsss!

@ wendy12345... Be careful what you wish for! But November isn't gonna change nothing. A politician is a corporate purchased troll! Especially if they are under the Democrat or GOP ticket!

Posted by: darbyohara | May 30, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Unlike you Michelle, I have always been proud of my country. Nov 2010 - is when many Americans will begin to defeat this lousy Obama Agenda which is destroying America.

Posted by: wendy12345 | May 30, 2010 6:19 AM | Report abuse

Unlike you Michelle, I have always been proud of my country. Nov 2010 - is when many Americans will begin to defeat this lousy Obama Agenda which is destroying America.

Posted by: wendy12345 | May 30, 2010 6:19 AM | Report abuse


Nov 2010 is the new beginning of when many Americans will once again begin to be proud of their country. You are a phony and just another politician's wife. Nothing more than that...

Posted by: wendy12345 | May 30, 2010 6:11 AM | Report abuse


Nov 2010 is the new beginning of when many Americans will once again begin to be proud of their country. You are a phony and just another politician's wife. Nothing more than that...

Posted by: wendy12345 | May 30, 2010 6:11 AM | Report abuse


Nov 2010 is the new beginning of when many Americans will once again begin to be proud of their country. You are a phony and just another politician's wife. Nothing more than that...

Posted by: wendy12345 | May 30, 2010 6:10 AM | Report abuse

Mrs Dirtbag - going to Vegas to help Reid - HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Sparky15 | May 29, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Michelle WHO???

Posted by: imaginemore | May 29, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Michelle WHO???

Posted by: imaginemore | May 29, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

58-year-old multimillionaire and former beauty queen Sue Lowden may still have good looks on the outside but on the inside she is a duplicitous, controlling, power-hungry woman who would forget Nevada's needs and do the bidding of Washington's power elite in a heartbeat. Anyone who has seen her in action can tell you the same.

Posted by: McClarinJ | May 29, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Michelle must be going to check the accomodations at Reid's Casa Del Illeglas in case Barry finds himself in need of them.

Posted by: TexRancher | May 29, 2010 7:13 AM | Report abuse

Maybe they both will buy $500. sneakers & then go show them off at the homeless shelter !! NEITHER ONE HAS A CLUE TO REALITY!!!!

Posted by: icebluee67 | May 28, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

COMMMMMON HARRY, TIME TO SAY "GOOD-BYE". I KNOW PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW BUT YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR !!

Posted by: icebluee67 | May 28, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Good bye Harry. Make sure you make room for Babs Boxer in Searchlight.

Posted by: yokohlman | May 28, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Michele will wear the same dress she wore to the Mexican presidents dinner? it was ghastly.
Good bye Harry, and make sure you make room for Babs Boxer in the new mobile home.

Posted by: yokohlman | May 28, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Uh-Oh, old Dirty Harry is truly dead now. Rigor Mortis is setting in....

Posted by: priley8104 | May 28, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Uh-Oh, old Dirty Harry is truly dead now. Rigor Mortis is setting in....

Posted by: priley8104 | May 28, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

gfafblifr

You know I wondered if anyone was paying attention.. Glad to see you were..

Michelle will drop the approval rating because she hates ... You only have to look at the pictures taken of her to see that she is not a nice person..


Posted by: 2010Rout | May 28, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

2010Rout, You know that Obama only said 57 states. That means you evidently made an error when you said 57. Obama has to be right. At least that's what his devotees think.
As for Reid, this is just another step to the private world for him. Michelle should drop his standing in the polls at least 5 points.

Posted by: gfafblifr | May 28, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

She and Harry ought to go on the Road. Each one tied to the bottom of their own wheel . You'd never notice the difference when the truck stopped. One looks like a football with the air let out, and the other looks like a Moose no matter how many beauticians accompany her at our expense.

Posted by: puck-101 | May 28, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

IS she going to go to the other 57 Sates too? Maybe she could help Harry buy some $500 sneakers for visiting homeless shelters.

Posted by: 2010Rout | May 28, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

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