Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland
Photo courtesy of Center for American Progress Action Fund
Name: Harry Reid
State/District, Party: Nevada, Democrat
Leadership position: Senate Minority Leader
Number of Years in That Position: Less than 1, he obtained this position in January 2015.
Number of Terms/Years in Congress: He was first elected 27 years ago in 1987.
Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Nevada received $2.9 billion, or 25% of its total revenue from the federal government.
Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $1.9 billion
Memorable Budget Quote: “It’s going to affect us for generations to come, The White House can speak for themselves, but we’re not going to be drawing lines in the sand.” (2011, speaking about the government shutdown)
Approval Rating: 27% favorable, 50% unfavorable, April 2015
Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $25.5 million
Top Donor/Top Industry: Weitz & Luxenberg, Lawyers/Law Firms
Candidate’s Self-Financing: $99,750