Reports: Harry Reid won't seek re-election

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A political era is apparently coming to an end next year as the New York Times reports Sen. Harry Reid will not run for re-election next year.

Reid, who is the Senate Minority Leader, has been in the Senate since 1986, representing Nevada.  He has won re-election ever since. He has lead Senate Democrats since 2005. He had previously served in the House of Representatives in 1982.

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He posted this statement this morning to his Twitter account.

Early Friday morning, the Senate passed a GOP balanced-budget plan on a near party line vote, 52-46.  
The spending plan cuts the federal deficit by more than $5 trillion over the next 10 years, mostly by slashing health care and other benefit programs without raising taxes.