Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 2 a.m.
The announcement Monday that Harry Reid had undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer triggered a outpouring of well wishes from local, state and national leaders.
Here is a sampling of those messages, collected from Twitter and email. As for Reid’s medical situation, his family said the former Senate majority leader would undergo chemotherapy and that the “prognosis for his recovery is good.”
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., in a statement: “Sen. Reid is no stranger to a fight. He beat his opponents in the boxing ring, took on the mob in Nevada, and moved bills in the Senate that no one believed could be done. He’ll beat cancer too. I wish him a speedy and successful recovery.”
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., on Twitter: Senator Reid is a fighter. I wish him well and pray for his recovery.
Former House Speaker John Boehner, on Twitter: You’re a fighter, Harry. You can whip this. Prayers for @SenatorReid and his family and team.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Twitter: From one cantankerous senator to another, sending my prayers & best wishes to @SenatorReid as he recovers from a successful surgery
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Twitter: Harry Reid is as tough as nails. When he fights, he fights with everything he’s got. I’m confident his battle with cancer is no different. My thoughts are with him and his family and I’m hoping for his full recovery.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Twitter: Sending thoughts and courage to my friend, Harry Reid. He is a fighter, he always has been, and I’m standing with him and his family.
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., in a statement Monday: “I was recently informed of the status of Sen. Reid’s health and I wish him a speedy recovery. This will be a tough fight — but I’m certain he’s up for the challenge. My thoughts are with him and his family.”
Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., on Twitter: Senator Reid has always been a fighter. I’m thinking of him and his family today and sending my best wishes for a quick recovery.
Nevada Assemblyman Chris Brooks, D-Las Vegas, on Twitter: Senator Reid is one of the toughest people I know. He has a lot of people in his corner for this fight.
Nevada Assemblyman Nelson Araujo, D-Las Vegas, on Twitter: My thoughts are with @SenatorReid, Landra and their entire family, and I wish him a speedy recovery. ... Whether in his role as Senate Majority Leader, or as a mentor to folks like me, for decades Senator Reid has always made our state proud and has been a champion for Nevadans everywhere.
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, on Twitter: I’m glad to hear @SenatorReid is doing well, and wish him a speedy recovery. He and Landra are in my thoughts.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, on Twitter: Thinking of my good friend @SenatorReid and his family today. Sending prayers your way and wishing you a speedy recovery.