Senator Harry Reid Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016


Senator Harry Reid announced this morning that he will retire at the end of his term.

"This accident has caused Landra and me to have a little down time. I have had time to ponder and to think. We've got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that, I'm not going to run for re-election"

Just a few months ago, (in January) Harry Reid said his fall and eye injury would not keep him from seeking reelection




ABC News
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced today he will not seek re-election in 2016, ending a Senate career that has spanned three decades.

Known for his feisty and combative style in the Senate, the 75-year-old Nevada Democrat made the announcement in a YouTube video earlier this morning.

Earlier this year, Reid suffered a serious eye injury while exercising at home, causing him to reconsider whether he would seek re-election in 2016.

"This accident has caused Landra and me to have a little down time. I have had time to ponder and to think," Reid said. "We've got to be more concerned about the country"

Reid has led Senate Democrats for the past eight years, first as Senate Majority Leader from 2007 until this year when Republicans took control of the Senate, bumping him to Senate Minority Leader.
Here's Reid's announcing retirement from the senate in a pretty elaborate web video.