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October 9, 2015

Reid: Prostitution Might Hurt Las Vegas’ GOP Convention Chances

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he thinks legalized prostitution could work against Nevada’s efforts to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Reid is supportive of proposals to bring the GOP nominating soiree two years from now to Las Vegas. Prostitution actually is illegal in Clark County, which is home to Vegas. Still, Reid said while back in his home state over recess that prostitution “would be an issue” for the convention.

“There are people who don’t come to the state of Nevada for a number of reasons, like our education system and the image that we have,” Reid said Tuesday in Carson City, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. “And one of the (bad) images we have had, gambling, has long since [passed] as a negative. But prostitution hasn’t.”

Back in 2011, Reid’s comments to the state legislature in the same city calling for the outlaw of prostitution in rural Nevada went over about as well as a lead balloon.

Or, as Reid said, “a move that was comparable to a pregnant high jumper.”

One argument in favor of bringing the Republican convention to Las Vegas might be that Reid himself figures to be on the ballot. He has repeatedly said he plans to seek another term in 2016 and that he has no intention of stepping aside as party leader any time soon.

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  1. PatrickG

    Feb. 19, 2014
    7:51 p.m.

    What David Vitter is not picking the site?

  2. conservativechick

    Feb. 20, 2014
    1:47 a.m.

    Harry Reid is a perfect representative of his state.

  3. Andre Leonard

    Feb. 20, 2014
    10:14 a.m.

    Harry with all his health and impotence problems need not worry about this.

  4. Roberto M

    Feb. 20, 2014
    10:21 a.m.

    Harry Reid fits right in Nevada with the rest of the whores, pimps, bribe takers, extortion artists, drunkards, drug lords and greedy politicians infesting that wasteland!


    Feb. 20, 2014
    12:02 p.m.

    I would think that harry would enjoy the possibility of a Republican scandal during the convention.

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    Feb. 20, 2014
    9:10 p.m.

    While democratic processes rely on majority opinion to decide certain group actions, such reliance does not imply that today’s majority view will also be tomorrow’s majority view.

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    Feb. 21, 2014
    2:13 a.m.

    As a Democrat, I am particularly sad to see Harry Reid attack prostitution. Let people make their own sexual choices.

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    Feb. 21, 2014
    3:16 p.m.

    Las Vegas is the only American city that prostitutes work in? Ahem.

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