U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid announces his retirement saying he will not seek re-election next year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he will not seek re-election next year. In a video posted on his official website, Reid, who represents Nevada announced his retirement from the Senate. "These bruises I have on my face, on my eye, are an inconvenience, but trust me they're nothing compared to some of the bruises I got when I was fighting in the ring," Reid said, making reference to the eye injury he suffered while exercising in his home several months ago. Reid went on to say, "The decision that I've made has absolutely nothing to do with my injury, it has nothing to do with my being minority leader and it certainly has nothing to do with my ability to be re-elected because the path to re-election is much easier than probably has been any time that I've run for re-election."