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By on 10.5.05 | 2:45PM

What's interesting about Jack Carter's decision to run for the Senate in Nevada is that Democrats have had a terrible time finding someone willing to step up against Republican John Ensign. And a number of Democrats in Nevada have been grumbling that Harry Reid has been a key barricade to finding a good opponent.

Reid and Ensign are said to be pretty good friends, and the perception on Capitol Hill among Democrats was that Reid was not working terribly hard to find someone willing to run a race and become the new "junior" Senator from Nevada.

Reid wasn't involved in the recruitment of Carter, so their meeting next week will be interesting.

At least Carter can't be accused of being a carpetbagger in a state founded by them!

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