Harry Reid on reelection: ‘Sure, why not?’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) doesn't sound like he's going anywhere, suggesting to local reporters that he's a good bet to seek reelection in 2016.

"Sure, why not?" Reid said when asked about whether he would seek a sixth term.

That's not exactly Sherman-esque, but it should raise some eyebrows -- particularly among other ambitious senators (Chuck Schumer, anybody?) who might have designs on becoming majority leader.

On Election Day 2016, Reid will be 76 years old. He has been majority leader for the last six years, since January 2007.

If he ran again, of course, he would be a top Republican target. While he remains powerful in Washington, he's still got subpar numbers back home. He survived his 2010 reelection race in large part because his tea party-aligned opponent, Sharron Angle, had big problems.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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