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Rory Reid’s Dilemma
Is the gubernatorial candidate’s connection to Dad hurting him?
August 12th, 2010
If only Rory Reid were somebody else’s son. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee can’t seem to escape his father’s unpopularity, and that, the conventional wisdom goes, is why he’s down by double digits in the polls. He tried dropping his last name from his campaign materials, but that just made it worse. National media outlets took notice and wrote about how Sen. Harry Reid’s son was attempting to escape the burden of his parentage. A Bloomberg headline shouted, “Reid So Toxic His Son Campaigns Without Last Name.” The Los Angeles Times noted that Rory has plenty of ideas and plenty of money; the problem was “that last name, Reid.” Read more »