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Former Senate leader Harry Reid dead at 82

The Associated Press
Updated: December 29, 2021 10:22 AM
Created: December 29, 2021 10:16 AM

Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada's longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82.

Landra Reid says her husband died peacefully Tuesday after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The combative former boxer-turned-lawyer was widely-acknowledged as one of toughest dealmakers in Congress.

Over a 34-year career in Washington, Reid thrived on behind-the-scenes wrangling and kept the Senate controlled by his party through two presidents, a crippling recession and the Republican takeover of the House after the 2010 elections.

He retired in 2016 after an accident left him blind in one eye.

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