Harry Reid is remembered as a skilled senator dealmaker and fighter.

LAS VEGAS (AP), -- He was an accomplished amateur fighter who preferred to dance. Harry Reid loved reminding his opponents that he could fight.

Harry Reid is remembered as a skilled senator dealmaker and fighter.

This skill enabled him to rise from poverty in Searchlight (Nevada) to the top of the U.S. Senate.

After a long-fought reelection win, Reid stated that he doesn't hear people calling him the greatest speaker or handsome. "But I don’t really care. "I feel very content with my place in history."

After a four-year fight with pancreatic cancer and a long battle, Reid died Tuesday at the age of 82. He was a skilled negotiator, and thrived on the behind-the scenes wrangling that frustrated many of his predecessors. He was the majority leader of the Senate from 2007 to 2015. This was a turbulent era with polarizing economic policy and health care, recession and war.

In a statement following the death of his longtime Senate colleague, President Joe Biden stated that Harry had said he would do it. You could trust him if he kept his word. This is how he made things happen for the good and the country over the years.

Reid was not a showman and sometimes got in his own way when he appeared on the national political stage. Reid once called President George W. Bush "a loser", criticized Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan for being a "political hack" as well as misrepresenting the state of Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy who was dying from brain cancer. He apologised to President Barack Obama for calling himself "light-skinned" as well as not having a Negro dialect - unless he wanted one.

LAS VEGAS (AP), -- He was an accomplished amateur fighter who preferred to dance. Harry Reid loved reminding his opponents that he could fight.

This skill enabled him to rise from poverty in Searchlight (Nevada) to the top of the U.S. Senate.

After a long-fought reelection win, Reid stated that he doesn't hear people saying that he's the best speaker or handsome. "But I don’t really care. "I feel very content with my place in history."

After a four-year fight with pancreatic cancer and a long battle, Reid died Tuesday at the age of 82. He was a skilled negotiator, and thrived on the behind-the scenes wrangling that frustrated many of his predecessors. He was the majority leader of the Senate from 2007 to 2015. This was a turbulent era with polarizing economic policy and health care, recession and war.

In a statement following the death of his long-time Senate colleague, President Joe Biden stated that Harry had said he would do it. You could trust him if he kept his word. This is how he made things happen for the good and the country over the years.

Reid was not a showman and sometimes got in his own way when he appeared on the national political stage. Reid once called President George W. Bush "loser" and criticized Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan for being a "political hack". He also misrepresented the state of Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy who was dying from brain cancer. He apologised to President Barack Obama for calling himself "light-skinned" as well as not having a Negro dialect unless he desired to.

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