01/01/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid's Chances Hinge On Voter Turnout

In his 24 years in the Senate, two terms in the House and stints as lieutenant governor and at the helm of the state's powerful Gambling Commission, Reid has built a vaunted get-out-the-vote machine that should not be underestimated. He has the backing of the powerful Vegas unions. "Do it for Harry Reid! He's our champion," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a large crowd last week. Also appearing on Reid's behalf: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and a coterie of other powerful Democrats and Hollywood celebrities.

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