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.
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.