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July 22, 2014

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Reid’s Senate seat draws attention in D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Today’s offerings from the capital press on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election in Nevada:

Roll Call asks whether Republicans are ready to go all in on the Nevada race with a second-choice challenger.

“If they don’t have somebody, why would they make that investment if the candidates are just destined to lose?” one Nevada GOP insider said Wednesday. “I’m not saying that’s the case right now, but that’s how it’s playing out. You have a lot of B-level candidates. I think they have to ask themselves if this is worthwhile.”

Meanwhile The Hill profiles Republican challenger Danny Tarkanian, the UNLV basketball player and son of the famed coach, who hopes to draw on his sports-world allies in a piece with the sub-head: It’s no slam dunk for Shark, Jr.

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